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LUFC - Leeds v Cheltenham preview

Leeds entertain Cheltenham Town on Saturday hoping to get their season back on track after two successive away defeats.


Leeds United
Leeds lost at lowly Hereford United 2-0 in midweek; last time they played at home they beat Millwall 2-0.

Recent home form (last game first) WWWLDL

Cheltenham Town
The Robins lost at home at the weekend 3-2 against Hereford United, they followed that up in midweek losing at Stockport County 1-0.

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Leeds United
Jermaine Beckford sits out the last of his three match ban.
Carl Dickinson has returned to Stoke City after completing his one month loan with the club.
Leeds are short at right back with both Frazer Richardson and Andy Hughes both injured, left back Ben Parker filled in on Tuesday and may continue with Alan Sheehan replacing Dickinson.

Cheltenham Town
The Robins have extended the loan of striker Nicholas Bignall, Leeds fans will remember him after he scored a late winner for Northampton whilst on loan with them from Reading in November.
They have also signed Michail Antonio also from Reading on a loan deal and he will go straight into the squad.


The clubs have only ever met three times before in all competitions.
Last season Cheltenham Town did the double over Leeds, winning 1-0 at Whadden Road and then pulling off a 2-1 victory in the return at Elland Road in March.

When the clubs met earlier this season Leeds won courtesy of an early goal by Luciano Becchio.

Full list of results
25/11/08 Cheltenham Town 1-0 Leeds United
11/03/08 Leeds United 1-2 Cheltenham Town
01/11/08 Cheltenham Town 0-1 Leeds United

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Date:Thursday February 19 2009
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