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Preview: Leeds United v Rovers

It’s a Boxing Day clash at Elland Road for Rovers

25 December 2018

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Tony Mowbray’s team are looking to get back to winning ways in the first fixture after Christmas.

Here’s our guide to the game…

STATE OF PLAY

Rovers were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Norwich City in the last game, after a late Teemu Pukki goal won the game at Ewood Park.

The Blues now sit in 14th position in the Sky Bet Championship table, half way through the 2018/19 season.

There are some good omens for Rovers, who inflicted Leeds’ first away defeat of the season in October. Mowbray has won six of his seven Boxing Day matches as a manager.

As always, we'll be bringing you team news and live updates via social media. Fans can follow the action on our official Twitter account, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm. 

TEAM NEWS

Elliott Bennett was unavailable to play against his former team Norwich on Saturday night due to a foot injury, whilst a muscle strain kept Craig Conway out of the game.

Charlie Mulgrew and Harrison Reed picked up sickness and injury in the clash against the Canaries. All four are doubtful for the trip to Yorkshire. 

OUR OPPONENTS

Leeds United are top of the Championship table, winning 14 of their 23 games and losing just three.

Marco Biesla’s side come into this game off the back of beating Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Whites were 2-0 down at half-time before coming back to win in injury-time.

Leeds lead Norwich by a single point and have a six point gap to third place West Brom. They are on a six-game winning streak and have only lost one of their last 15 home games.

TICKETS 

Tickets for the game at Elland Road are now off sale, but you can watch the game live on iFollow by purchasing a match pass, available here

 


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