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LUFC- Leeds United v Hartlepool United Preview

Leeds entertain fellow League One opposition in the third round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday.

Form
Leeds are full of confidence at the moment after winning at Carlisle on Saturday.
So far in the competition Leeds have won away at Chester City 5-2 and beat Championship side Crystal Palace 4-0 in the last round.

Hartlepool had a good draw against League leaders Oldham Athletic on Saturday coming form 2-0 down to get a 3-3 draw.
So far in the competition Hartlepool have beaten Scunthorpe 3-0 at home and put out Premiership West Brom 3-1 also at home in the last round.

Team news
Leeds
The Whites have liked to change things around in the cup so far this season so Robinson, Prutton, Howson and Snodgrass could all get a start. The only definite absentee is Alan Sheehan who is still suspended.
Aiden White who replaced Sheehan on Saturday limped off after 60 minutes on Saturday; luckily he was only suffering from cramp and will be fit for Tuesday.

Hartlepool
The Pool are probably likely to stick to the same side that earned them the draw on Saturday.


History
The clubs have only ever met four times in all competitions; one of those was in the League Cup in 1965 when Leeds won 4-2.
They met in the League for the first time last season with Leeds running out 2-0 winners when they met at Elland Road.

Full list of previous results
1965/66 Leeds United 4-2 Hartlepool United League Cup
1978/79 Hartlepool United 2-6 Leeds United FA Cup
2007/08 Leeds United 2-0 Hartlepool United League One
2007/08 Hartlepool United 1-1 Leeds United League One








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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 22 2008

Time: 6:31PM

Your Comments

This like Carlisle has potential to be a cracker, Monkey Hangers are an in form team & like to get forward and win the game. Putting 3 past Oldham would not have been easy. Lubo should be back after suspension, & I expect all subs from Saturday to start as they are worthy of first team spots & need games; Robinson is very hungry for his place and must favourite to score as he will be starting & have a go, Snoddy & Howson were very lively coming on, and its embaressing for Pruttton to be on the bench but a reflection on the squad depth Casper looks fine and needs games, although its difficult to and no disprespect to Lucas who made crucial saves at carlisle & swindon. its sad nothing to loose but thats bollox - play in last 16 of the cup? big pay day in next round? division competators? big stage at Elland Road? players trying to get into first team.. very tastey
sunshine whites
 

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