We All Love Leeds writer Russ Vernon previews today's match against Championship rivals Brentford Fc at Elland Road.
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP | Venue: Elland Road | Date: Saturday, 12 September | Kick-off: 15:00 BST| Coverage: Listen on BBC local radio, highlights on Channel 5 at 9pm.
Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler confirmed at his press conference on Friday that the club have one player injured, but wouldn’t disclose which player it was. While new signing Jordan Botaka is available for selection and will be assessed ahead of kick-off. Midfielder Luke Murphy is now fully fit and pushing for a starting place.
Tommaso Bianchi is closing in on a return to fitness after undergoing knee surgery in the summer and is the only player definitely out for Leeds.
Brentford will add new signings Ryan Woods, Sergi Canos and Marco Djuricin to their squad for the trip to Elland Road.
Marcos Tebar (hamstring) and Jota (ankle) both missed the last league game against Reading before the international break and could come back into contention.
Last 5 home games for Leeds:
11/4/15: Cardiff [L, 1-2]
14/4/15: Norwich [L, 0-2]
2/5/15: Rotherham [D, 0-0]
8/8/15: Burnley [D, 1-1]
22/8/15: Sheffield Wednesday [D, 1-1]
Last 5 away games for Brentford:
11/4/15: Derby County [D, 1-1]
14/4/15: Sheffield Wednesday [L, 1-0]
25/4/15: Reading [W, 0-2]
15/8/15: Bristol City [W, 2-4]
22/8/15: Burnley [L, 1-0]
Last 5 meetings:
13/9/61: Leeds 4-1 Brentford
12/12/09: Brentford 0-0 Leeds
6/3/10: Leeds 1-1 Brentford
27/9/14: Brentford 2-0 Leeds
7/2/15: Leeds 0-1 Brentford
Referee: Nigel Miller
Assistants: Nick Greenhalgh and Peter Gooch
Fourth Official: Trevor Kettle
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