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Andrew Dalton previews our game against some small team from South Yorkshire.

Mike Hewitt

Well that game took your breath away last weekend! Mixed emotions coming out of the ground, we could have won it, lost it and ended up drawing in the end! A Yorkshire derby double header takes us nicely into the Christmas period. First up is a trip to a ground we have never lost at the Keepmoat Stadium to face Paul Dickov’s Doncaster Rovers side for the second time this season:

Our record at the Keepmoat in both league and cup is rather impressive to say the least!

Season 07-08 Doncaster 0-1 Leeds Sheehan

Season 10-11 Doncaster 0-0 Leeds

Season 11-12 Doncaster 1-2 Leeds Nunez 2 (League Cup)

Season 11-12 Doncaster 0-3 Leeds Pugh, McCormack, Lees

Season 13-14 Doncaster 1-3 Leeds, Wootton, Smith, McCormack (p)

Saturday will also see a first! The first time a game between Doncaster and Leeds at the Keepmoat has kicked off at 3pm on Saturday! The other five games, have been either midweek (07-08, 11-12 LC, 13-14 LC and Friday night live on Sky in 10-11 and 11-12.

Brian McDermott will be the third different manager to take a Leeds side to the Keepmoat, following Gary McAllister in 2007-08 and Simon Grayson in 10-11 and 11-12!

There are a couple of firsts that appear away at Donny, Alan Sheehan's first goal for the Whites, Ramon Nunez first goal away from for the Whites, Danny Pughs first goal away from home in his second spell for the Whites, Tom Lees first goal away from Elland Road and first strikes for Scott Woottoon and Matt Smith in a Leeds shirt!

Finally from me kits worn away at Doncaster since 2007-08 to 2013-14. We have never worn all White at the Keepmoat. In 07-08 and 10-11 we wore all Yellow, in 11-12 in both games we wore all blue and earlier this season we wore the Gold Shirt, with Navy Blue shorts and gold socks!

Back next week with another local derby at home to the Tykes!