Preview Saturday's Game
Leeds United Vs Blackpool
Saturday 8 November 2014
Saturday 8 November 2014
With a point in the bag already this week, Lee Clark's Blackpool will be looking to go one better and claim all three from their trip across the Pennines on Saturday.
The Seasiders produced a manful display at Fulham, and now face a Leeds United side who are onto their third manager of the campaign.
A victory would push Pool onto double figures in terms of point, and would be their first success on the road this season.
The Yorkshiremen are without a win in their last eight matches, but took a point from Charlton in mid-week.
Now under the guidance of Darko Milanic, they'll be looking to add to their three home wins against Pool on Saturday.
Jeffrey Rentmeister returns for Blackpool, having missing the Fulham trip through injury.
Tony McMahon begins his suspension after seeing red on Wednesday. Jose Miguel Cubero, Gary MacKenzie and Steven Davies remain injured.
Giuseppe Bellusci will miss out for Leeds, having collected his fifth yellow card of the season on Tuesday.
Jason Pearce will return from his own ban, while Billy Sharp and Rodolph Austin will be monitored prior to kick-off.
In The Build-Up
The Seasiders picked up a creditable point at Fulham on Wednesday, which came on the back of a disappointing defeat to Ipswich Town last weekend.
Similarly to Blackpool, Leeds were ahead at one point in mid-week, but were forced to settle for a draw against Charlton at Elland Road, and last weekend they lost to Cardiff City.
The two sides last met in April when Leeds prevailed 2-0, while they shared the points on Boxing Day at Bloomfield Road.
Pool's last victory at Elland Road came in 2011, when Jonjo Shelvey's hat-trick helped them to a 5-0 victory against United.
Around The Championship
On Friday evening Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic clash at the Macron Stadium, while Derby host Wolves in Saturday's early kick-off.
Elsewhere Birmingham play Cardiff, Fulham face Huddersfield and Rotherham travel to Sheffield Wednesday.
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic (20:00 Friday)
Derby Country v Wolverhampton Wanderers (12:15 Saturday)
Birmingham City v Cardiff City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers
Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town v Watford
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Millwall v Brentford
Nottingham Forest v Norwich City
Reading v Charlton Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United