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Leeds V Brighton at Elland Road : Match Preview

26 Apr 2013 12:01:20

Leeds V Brighton at Elland Road : Match Preview

Leeds V Brighton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Leeds waiting on duo

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has injury concerns over Rudy Austin and Adam Drury for his side's home game against Brighton.

Midfielder Austin is nursing a slight knee problem and defender Drury has been struggling with his back, but both players are expected to be in contention for the last fixture of the season at Elland Road.

Skipper Lee Peltier played the final half-an-hour in last week's defeat at Birmingham following a sprained ankle and could return to the starting line-up.

McDermott must decide whether to retain Jason Pearce and Tom Lees in central defence or recall Peltier, while striker Steve Morison is pushing for a recall.

Midfielder David Norris is sidelined following knee surgery and forward Davide Somma suffered another setback last week and required an operation to resolve a cartilage problem.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has an unchanged squad.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are the only absentees after four players made successful returns last weekend.

Fellow striker Ashley Barnes marked his return from a seven-match suspension for tripping a referee with two goals in the 6-1 rout of Blackpool.

Wingers Will Buckley and Kazenga LuaLua (both hamstring) and right-back Bruno (calf) also returned after spells out to give Poyet a host of selection dilemmas.

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak had to go off in the second half after a clash of heads but he is expected to play.

The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last seven games and know a win will secure a play-off spot.


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