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Leeds Reserves vs. Blues Reserves

South Leeds Stadium

15th November 2005


Reserves go to Leeds

Mario Melchiot makes his comeback for Blues Reserves tonight as the travel to Leeds.

Leeds Reserves Team News:

Sean Gregan and Gylfi Einarsson are included in a bid to boost their match fitness, with neither having taken any part in the last three Leeds fixtures.

Otherwise, with the exception of Stephen Crainey and Simon Walton, it's another inexperienced reserve side that includes midfielder Robert Bayly and striker Jonathan Howson.

Leeds: Smith, Madden, Crainey, Hird, Gregan, Walton, Gray, Einarsson, Smith, Howson, Bayly. Subs: Hutton, Wilberforce, Camfield, Serrant, Ameobi.

Player to watch: Sean Gregan

The experienced Centre Back makes a return after injury.

Blues Reserves Team News:

Mario Melchiot makes his comeback for Blues Reserves tonight as the travel to Leeds.
Melchiot,although coming on as a substitue in Martin Grainger's Testamonial last week, is playing for the first time since the 2-2 draw against Liverpool on September 24 where he picked up a knee injury.

Other than Melchiot, Reserve team boss Keith Bertschin has named another youthful side for the fixture which kicks off at 7pm at the South Leeds Stadium.

1) Colin Doyle
2) Mario Melchiot
3) Marcos Painter
4) Sam Oji
5) Alex Bruce
6) David Howland
7) Nick Wright
8) Sam Alsop
9) Andrew Barrowman
10) Njazi Kuqi
11) Mathew Birley

Subs from:
12) Mat Sadler
14) Chris Cottrill
15) Asa Hall
16) Carl Motteram
17) Oliver Allen

Player to watch: Nick Wright

The pacy right winger has been in form lately and was particularly impressive whilst playing in Grainger's Testamonial last week

Match Facts & Stats

Leeds are looking for the first home win of the season.

Blues' last away win came at Everton on the 11th of last month.

Ref Watch:

The Ref is unknown

Match Prediction:

Leeds 1-2 Blues

Next Fixtures:

Blues' next Reserve fixture is at home to Liverpool next Tuesday

The Journalist

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Date:Wednesday November 16 2005

Time: 2:43PM


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