April 27, 2013



1 - 2



14:00 +00:00, April 27, 2013

Elland Road, England

Referee: G Scott

Leeds waiting on duo

Team Stat Comparison

Leeds United Brighton & Hove Albion
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 13 4
Points 61 75
Goal Difference -9 26
Goals for * 1.3 1.3
Goals against * 1.1 1.1
Last 5 W-L-L-W-W L-D-W-W-W
Last 5 home L-W-W-L-L L-W-W-D-D
Last 5 away W-L-L-L-D D-W-D-W-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Leeds United | Brighton & Hove Albion

Competition Stats

Leeds United Brighton & Hove Albion
Goals Luciano Becchio 15 Craig Mackail-Smith 11
Assists Ross McCormack 11 Andrea Stabilin Orlandi 11
Yellows Luke Varney 9 Liam Bridcutt 11
Reds Luke Varney 1 Ashley Barnes 2
Squads: Leeds United | Brighton & Hove Albion

Next Matches

Leeds United Brighton & Hove Albion
4/26 A: Birmingham City 4/25 H: Yeovil Town
5/3 H: Derby County 5/3 A: Nottingham Forest

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has injury concerns over Rudy Austin and Adam Drury for his side's home game against Brighton.

Midfielder Austin is nursing a slight knee problem and defender Drury has been struggling with his back, but both players are expected to be in contention for the last fixture of the season at Elland Road.

Skipper Lee Peltier played the final half-an-hour in last week's defeat at Birmingham following a sprained ankle and could return to the starting line-up.

McDermott must decide whether to retain Jason Pearce and Tom Lees in central defence or recall Peltier, while striker Steve Morison is pushing for a recall.

Midfielder David Norris is sidelined following knee surgery and forward Davide Somma suffered another setback last week and required an operation to resolve a cartilage problem.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has an unchanged squad.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are the only absentees after four players made successful returns last weekend.

Fellow striker Ashley Barnes marked his return from a seven-match suspension for tripping a referee with two goals in the 6-1 rout of Blackpool.

Wingers Will Buckley and Kazenga LuaLua (both hamstring) and right-back Bruno (calf) also returned after spells out to give Poyet a host of selection dilemmas.

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak had to go off in the second half after a clash of heads but he is expected to play.

The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last seven games and know a win will secure a play-off spot.