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Leeds V Derby at Elland Road : Match Preview

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02 May 2014 07:31:00

Leeds V Derby at Elland Road : Match Preview

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


Duo out for Leeds

Leeds will be without injured pair Alex Mowatt and Sam Byram for their home game against Derby.


Teenage midfielder Mowatt sustained a knee injury in last week's win at Birmingham, while midfielder/defender Byram is still recovering from a hamstring strain that has ruled him out of the last five matches.


Left-back Stephen Warnock remains doubtful with the ankle injury that kept him out last week and winger Jimmy Kebe (hamstring) is not expected to feature after being sidelined since early March.


Defender Zac Thompson is hoping to retain his place in the squad and make his first league appearance for the club since April 2012.


Steve McClaren will look to "manage the squad" for Derby's final game of the season with the Sky Bet Championship play-offs in mind.


The Rams' head coach has plenty of options at his disposal. Club captain Shaun Barker (knee), fellow defender James O'Connor (thigh) and midfielder Paul Coutts (knee) are the only players unavailable as they continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries.


Conor Sammon missed the home win over Watford with a rib problem but the striker resumed full training this week and is back in contention.


A draw at Elland Road would see Derby set a new club record of 85 points, surpassing the figure set during the 2006/07 campaign under Billy Davies when the Rams last won promotion.



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