Pre-match quotes: Huddersfield Town v Leeds United

Paul Thomas

Quotes from both managers and Leeds United skipper, Lee Peltier, ahead of tomorrows West Yorkshire Derby.

The Whites travel to the Galpharm tomorrow looking for their third consecutive win. Ex-Leeds boss Simon Grayson's side haven't won in their last three league games.

Below are some quotes from both managers and the Whites captain Lee Peltier:

Neil Warnock:

"We have a few tired legs after the games we've had, but we'll take things steady.

"Jerome came off the other night because he looked like he was struggling. When he came off he asked 'why' and said he wanted to stay on, so he's fine.

"The new two lads have given everyone a lift, and you've been able to see that rub off on the others.

"The lads have done very well and as I said on Tuesday, you only change if you feel the need to change or have a reason to change. Do we?"

Skipper Lee Peltier on facing his old side:

"Every derby is a massive game but this has a bit of extra spice. They should have a full house because Leeds are coming and we will bring a lot of fans.

"We're going to be looking for the three points and vice versa. All derbies have an extra edge. My best mate James Vaughan plays for them and he's been texting me saying he's gonna do this or that so I'm looking forward to coming up against him.

"I had two good years there. I made some good friends. The staff and chairman were good to me, even when I left, and it's a good club.

"We don't worry about any team too much because if we play and do what we've been doing we can beat any team.

"I think it'll be a good game. They need a win and especially with it being against Leeds they'll be pumped up massively.

"Everyone is capable of putting a run together and getting in there,

"Look at Millwall who didn't start strongly and are now right in there. We're only six off which isn't a lot when you look how many games there are to go.

"There's a lot of good teams in this league and everyone is capable of getting up there."

Simon Grayson on the derby and moving to Huddersfield:

"I am looking forward to the occasion because it is another big game for us,

"The rivalry is good between the two clubs, but it is also an important game because we want to get back to winning ways. Everyone is looking forward to it, but at the end of the day it is just another game where we are trying to gain three points towards our target of staying in the championship.

"There is going to be an added edge because of the rivalry, but my professional head is certainly on this game as if it was any other.

"Any Yorkshire derby is a special occasion, but I know that Leeds fans will be playing it down. Believe me though if we win on Saturday then Leeds fans will be devastated because of the amount of stick that they will get. It means a lot to both football clubs no matter how much Leeds try and play it down, even I tried to when I was the Leeds manager!

"I moved on from losing my job at Leeds not long after leaving. I left with a lot of dignity and I was very fortunate that I was offered an opportunity to get back into the game so soon. I am working for a very passionate Chairman who is moving the Club in the right direction. Everyone knows my connections with Leeds, but my staff and I have moved on and are enjoying working at Huddersfield Town.

“I have come to a football club where I am appreciated by the people above me and within the surrounds of the Stadium on a match day. I jumped at the chance to join Huddersfield because I could sense, after meeting the Chairman just once, that he had a driving ambition to move the Club forward. He has backed me in terms of the financial side of it and he understands how I like my team to play; I feel like we have a good relationship."

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