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Big Preview: Leeds v Burnley

16 April 2013

HERE For an up-to-date Championship table, click
Blackpool V Sheff Wed (20:00)  
Wolves V Hull
Peterborough V Brighton
Millwall V Watford
Middlesbrough V Nottm Forest
Leicester V Bolton
Leeds United V Burnley
Ipswich V Crystal Palace
Cardiff V Charlton
Bristol City V Birmingham
Blackburn V Huddersfield
Barnsley V Derby
Today’s Championship fixtures (kick-off 7.45pm unless stated)

Referee: Fred Graham

Brian McDermott: “First and foremost, you want to win. But I also want the team to play well and pass the ball and enjoy the game. You want to finish the season on a high and I am not looking at the squad. The squad is our squad at this moment in time. All we are doing is concentrating on our training and on what we have to do in the Burnley game.”

Sean Dyche: “It’s been an amazing season for many reasons and the competition has been fierce and most managers I speak to can’t put their finger on the whys and wherefores of it. But it’s important we look after ourselves and that starts at Leeds on Tuesday night.

They say:
Charlie Austin has scored four goals in his last five games against Leeds United, two for Burnley, and two for Swindon.
Stat of the Day:

Defender, Tom Lees returns from a three-match suspension after being sent off at Ipswich Town. Captain, Lee Peltier (Ankle) is unlikely to feature and Michael Brown is also unavailable due to suspension.
Burnley welcome back on-loan Fulham midfielder Alex Kacaniklic (stomach bug). Joseph Mills remains a doubt with a similar problem, and Michel Duff again misses out (calf).
Team news:

Attendance: 14,470

Subs not used: J Ashdown, A Gray, P Kisnorbo, D Norris, P Green
Leeds: Kenny, A Drury yellow card (D Pugh, 81), J Pearce, L Peltier, S Byram, M Tonge, M Brown, A White (L Varney, 86), R Austin, L Becchio, E Diouf
Subs not used: D Edgar, M Bartley, B Jensen, J Stanislas, D Ings                              
Burnley: L Grant, J Shackell, M Duff, B Mee (D Lafferty, 59), K Trippier, R Wallace, D Marney yellow card, C McCann, B Stock (S Vokes, 64), M Paterson, C Austin

Burnley 1 (Austin 83) Leeds United 0
Last meeting at Turf Moor
Attendance: 23,936

Subs not used: M Taylor, J Mattock, R McCabe, S Bywater
Sheff Wednesday: C Kirkland, A Gardner, L Buxton, M Llera, R Johnson yellow card, J Helan, J Johnson yellow card (S Howard, 53), S Holden (C Maguire, 73), G Coke yellow card (K Lee, 46), D Prutton, L Lita
Leeds: P Kenny, S Warnock (M Tonge, 85), A Drury, J Pearce, S Byram, L Varney, P Green, D Norris (E Diouf, 46), R Austin, R McCormack, S Morison (A White, 61)         Subs not used: R Hall, D Poleon, J Ashdown, D Somma

Leeds 2-1 Sheff Wednesday

Attendance: 14,437
Subs not used: M Bartley, D Lafferty, B Jensen, K Treacy
Burnley: L Grant, J Shackell, K Long, B Mee, K Trippier, R Wallace (D Edgar, 75), D Marney (D Ings, 87), C McCann, J Stanislas (M Paterson, 75), S Vokes, C Austin
Subs not used: M Halstead, E Grandin, M Derbyshire, Ange
Blackpool: M Gilks, A Baptiste yellow card, G MacKenzie, K Broadfoot, C Basham, S Crainey, B Ferguson yellow card, L Sylvestre (N Eardley, 86), M Phillips yellow card (C Cathcart, 86), N Delfouneso (G Taylor-Fletcher, 89), T Ince
Blackpool 1-0 Burnley
Last time out:


The former Crewe Alexandra striker has therefore doubled his seasonal tally with six goals in all competitions this season - and will want to continue his form under new boss Brian McDermott.
The striker come winger goes into the game with three goals in his last two games, including a brace against Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s Elland Road victory.
Luke Varney Leeds’ Star Man:
Last ten matches

New Leeds boss Brian McDermott goes in search of back-to-back home wins after victory against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend
Burnley are looking to complete the double over United, following a 1-0 win at Turf Moor back in November in Sean Dyche’ second game in charge.
Burnley are still a healthy five points clear of the bottom three, with Leeds a further point ahead. That does mean, however, that three points for the victors at Elland Road would virtually end all thoughts of edging closer to the scrap for survival at the bottom.
The Clarets and Leeds still cannot lay claim to Championship safety in a division where uncertainty has been the one constant.

16/4/13 (kick-off 7.45pm)
Elland Road
Leeds United v Burnley

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