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LUFC - Stockport v Leeds preview

LUFC - Stockport v Leeds preview

Leeds travel to Stockport on Sunday for a crucial lunch time game between two sides just outside the play offs.


The Hatters lost at Walsall 1-0 on Boxing Day; the last time they played at home they beat Bristol Rovers 3-1.

Recent home form (last game first) WWWLLW

The Whites finally brought a five game losing run to an end on Boxing Day; a last minute goal gave new boss Simon Grayson a 1-1 home draw against top of the table Leicester City. The last time Leeds played away they lost 3-1 at MK Dons.

Recent away from (last game first) LLLLWL

Team news

Gary Dicker is rated very doubtful after getting injured in the Boxing Day defeat.
Still out are Michael Raynes (hamstring) and Matty McNeil (back).

There are no fresh injury worries for Leeds.
Robert Snodgrass will be hoping to be recalled to the starting line up after his last minute equaliser against Leicester.
Jermaine Beckford and Andy Robinson were both making their first appearances after long lay offs and may be rested after playing the full 90 minutes on Friday.


This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the 1923/24 season when Leeds won the old second division title.
In Leeds three previous visits to Stockport they have yet to come away with a victory.

Full history of results
1920/21 Stockport County 3-1 Leeds United
1920/21 Leeds United 0-2 Stockport County
1922/23 Leeds United 2-0 Stockport County
1922/23 Stockport County 2-1 Leeds United
1923/24 Stockport County 1-1 Leeds United
1923/24 Leeds United 4-0 Stockport County

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Date:Saturday December 27 2008
Time: 6:05PM

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