Date:Thursday January 3 2013
Leeds United are still struggling with the virus that hit the squad before the clash with Bolton Wanderers on New Year`s Day as they prepare for their FA Cup tie with Birmingham City.
Luke Varney and Jerome Thomas were both forced to miss the Bolton clash and Paddy Kenny, Ross McCormack and Paul Green all played despite being under the weather.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock is latest to join the sick list and they are monitoring the situation ahead of the clash.
Jerome Thomas has now returned to parent club West Brom after coming to the end of his loan.
On loan defender Alan Tate extended his loan deal with the club until the end of January this week and he has been granted permission by parent club Swansea City to play in the game.
Jamie Ashdown could start in goal for Leeds. Ashdown played a key part in Leeds run to the quarter-finals of the League Cup and with Paddy Kenny struggling with a virus, he may get his chance.
Leigh Bromby and Ramon Nunez remain on the injury list for Leeds.
Birmingham boss Lee Clark may have to field a number of reserve and youth team players in the game with the injury list at St Andrews continuing to grow.
Stephen Carr, Hayden Mullins, Peter Lovenkrands, Marlon King, Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Akwasi Asante, Papa Bouba Diop, Emmitt Delfouneso and Keith Fahey are all out through injury.
They will also be without Robert Hall for the game after the on loan winger was denied permission to play in the game by parent club West Ham United.
Striker Jake Jervis is cup tied having already played in the competition this season for Tranmere Rovers.
Birmingham will once again be without striker Nikola Zigic who is serving his second suspension of the season.
Zigic scored five times in the two games against Leeds last season and he has now missed both games with Leeds this season through suspension.
They will give late tests to Jonathan Spector, Chris Burke, Will Packwood and Callum Reilly who are all carrying knocks from the festive period.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
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 .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Thursday January 3 2013
LUFC On This Day - May 18th (Saturday May 18 2013)
LUFC McDermott encouraged by club owners (Friday May 17 2013)
LUFC Byram in World Cup squad (Friday May 17 2013)
LUFC On This Day - May 17th (Friday May 17 2013)
LUFC Where do we most need to strengthen? (Thursday May 16 2013)
On This Day May 16th - Milan defeat still wrong (Thursday May 16 2013)
LUFC Pearce - Lees deserves his call-up (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Taylor: Everyone thinks Byram's off to Premiership (Wednesday May 15 2013)
LUFC On This Day - May 15th (Wednesday May 15 2013)
LUFC Thompson ready to fight for place (Tuesday May 14 2013)
|Leeds Utd||2||-||1||Sheff Wed|
|10. Derby County||46||16||13||17||3||61|
|13. Leeds Utd||46||17||10||19||-9||61|
|Three-Year Deal For Winger
» Charlton : 18/05/2013 19:45:00
|BWFC: Fag-Packet Maths
» Bolton : 18/05/2013 18:22:00
|Danny Pens 2 Year Deal
» Millwall : 18/05/2013 16:30:00
|Pearson Will Keep His Position
» Leicester City : 18/05/2013 16:04:00
|Moore In World Cup Shot?
» Leicester City : 18/05/2013 15:56:00
|Phillips Not Retiring Yet
» Crystal Palace : 18/05/2013 15:49:00
|Skipper admits to struggle
» Middlesbrough : 18/05/2013 15:40:00