Leeds United 3-3 Wigan Athletic (Gary Kelly Goal Fanzone) (via pastylufc)
Leeds ended a three game winning streak with defeat in front of nearly 7,000 travelling fans at Ewood Park and Brian McDermott will be looking for a reaction here. Wigan are in desperate need of a win themselves and the Europa League participants will be hoping they can stop the rot at Elland Road. Should United take all three points, it will be only their second ever success against Wigan in their sixth clash and their first in League competition.
"Dexter Blackstock is not available for Wednesday so we will have to see how he is for Saturday.He is going to see a specialist and we'll see where he goes from there.He has gone back to Forest to see their guy. He'll be having a scan and then we will see how he is. I can't put a timescale on it.It would be disrespectful to anybody who replaced Dexter in the side to say that we missed his presence, but Dexter has done well for us.We certainly could have got the result on Saturday and we probably should have done. If we'd have scored the first goal it would have been a totally different game. But that's life and that's football, you have to bounce back from a defeat."
With another game coming up on Saturday, I think McCormack's knock will keep him out of this game. Blackstock's injury means that McDermott has a decision to make on who to play up front. I would go with Smith but I wouldn't be happy to partner him with Varney. His performance at the weekend means he doesn't deserve to keep his place in the team anyway in my opinion, so I have opted for Poleon.
I think Lees will be passed fit to keep his place in the team whilst I think Warnock and Byram will be back in at the expense of Pugh and Peltier. What is McDermott thinking though?