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No senior ban for Leeds pair

Leeds United duo Jermaine Beckford and Jonathan Douglas will not miss any first-team action because of their pre-season dismissals, the club has confirmed.

Douglas was sent-off against FC Energie Cottbus for using 'foul and abusive' language, while Beckford was given his marching orders for dissent. However, as the match was a friendly the players will only miss reserve-team fixtures.

However, Douglas will still miss the first game of the season, the trip to Tranmere, as he still has one game of the five-ban suspension he picked-up last season to serve. Given the club need as many players available for selection as possible, the club's announcement is encouraging.

And while it is a shame that the players will miss the reserve matches, it seems unlikely that either will see much second-string action next season - especially after boss Dennis Wise said this morning that Beckford is a key part of his plans as the club adjust to life in League One.

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Date:Wednesday August 1 2007

Time: 7:39PM

Your Comments

Its the first time I have ever heard of players only getting banned for reserve games when getting sent off pre season. All I can say is thankgod for that!
dazza71
It just keeps getting better!!!!
kazza
Yeah its great, bit of good luck for a change.
tedpowelluk
O Dear, O Dear, O Dear.... is ANYTHING gonna go your way?, this must be the worst part of Leeds' history and you poor sods have to witness it
Millwalljohn
great ain't it? Dirty Leeds!
merlin
ooo thats good wasnt expecting that id have thught they would have put them in to miss some games of the season
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