LUFC - Leeds v Hartlepool preview
Leeds entertain Hartlepool United at Elland Road on Saturday hoping to bounce back from last Saturday`s disappointing League defeat.
Leeds won 5-2 at Northampton Town in an FA Cup replay in midweek with Jermaine Beckford scoring a spectacular hat trick.
So far at home this season Leeds have won five, drawn one and lost two.
Last time out Hartlepool beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in a FA Cup replay in midweek.
So far away from home this season Pool have won three and lost five of their games.
Recent form (most recent game first)
Malcolm Christie has been given clearance by the Football League to play for Leeds and may go straight into the squad for Saturday.
Boss Gary McAllister has some very hard decisions to make with a lot of fringe players playing against Northampton and doing very well.
Leeds only doubts are Paul Huntington (groin) and Alan Sheehan (hamstring) although Sheehan has returned to training.
Kevin Kyle returns to the squad after the loan player was unable to play in their midweek cup success.
Sam Collins is also available again after serving his suspension.
The clubs have only ever met five times in their history although one of them was earlier this season in the Carling Cup at Elland Road; Leeds trailed twice but eventually won with a very late winner from Andy Robinson.
All meetings (League unless stated)
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
2007/08 Hartlepool United 1-1 Leeds United
2008/09 Leeds United 3-2 Hartlepool United League Cup
Join Vital Leeds United!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.