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THE INSIDE TRACK: LEEDS

27 April 2017

Our guide to the Whites

NORWICH City travel to Leeds United on Saturday (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship.

Here we take a look at what City will come up against in this weekend's fixture against the Whites.

IN THE PRESS
Leading goalscorer Chris Wood is retaining belief in Leeds' promotion aims as they prepare to host the Canaries.

Garry Monk's side have dropped out of the top six after a run of four defeats in their last six matches, including a 2-1 reverse at Burton Albion last time out.

Wood - who has notched 25 league goals this season, more than any other player in the division - is adamant they can still achieve their ambitions.


"It's definitely not over. Nobody knows what’s going to happen going into this weekend's game," he said this week.

"If we win it and other clubs drop points, it makes the last weekend a massive one. I’ve got total confidence that we’ll get the right results. Then we’ll see if luck plays its part.

"We need to do the business and give ourselves a chance to be in the Premier League. I want to take this club up."

PREVIOUS MEETING
City slipped to a 3-2 home defeat to Leeds at Carrow Road at the beginning of November.

Robbie Brady's deflected header gave Alex Neil's side the advantage at half-time but Pontus Jansson nodded the Whites' equaliser 12 minutes into the second period.


Wood fired the visitors ahead but substitute Kyle Lafferty's strike with two minutes remaining looked to have salvaged a point for the hosts.

One minute into added time, however, Ronaldo Vieira's speculative effort found a way past Michael McGovern, a goal that extended City's winless run to four matches.

UNITED TRIVIA
Leeds United were formed in 1919 after the city's original club, Leeds City, were disbanded.

The appointment of former player Don Revie to the post of manager in 1961 led to the finest era in the Whites' history as they won two First Division titles as well as one FA Cup and one League Cup.


Leeds claimed their third title in 1992 under the guidance of Howard Wilkinson, the final winners of the First Division before the inauguration of the Premier League.

With David O'Leary in charge, United reached the semi-finals of both the UEFA Cup and the Champions League before financial mire saw the club drop down the divisions in the 2000s, last playing top flight football in the 2003/04 campaign.

IN THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Robert Green, Marco Silvestri, Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Defenders: Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley, Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson, Charlie Taylor, Gaetana Berardi, Lewie Coyle, Tyler Denton.

Midfielders: Eunan O'Kane, Stuart Dallas, Matt Grimes, Pablo Hernandez, Kalvin Phillips, Hadi Sacko, Ronaldo Vieira, Liam Bridcutt (c), Modou Barrow, Alfonso Pedraza.

Forwards: Kemar Roofe, Chris Wood, Marcus Antonsson, Souleymane Doukara.



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