Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday preview: Yorkshire derby live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 25/02/17 11:58am
Leeds United head coach Garry Monk is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the visit of promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports Mix from 12pm on Saturday.
Right-back Lewie Coyle, not included in the squad for last week's draw at Ipswich, is unavailable due to a foot injury sustained in training.
Left-back Charlie Taylor, out since mid-December with an Achilles injury, is not ready for match action after returning to full training this week.
Otherwise, Monk has no new injury or suspension worries, while skipper Liam Bridcutt, Kemar Roofe and Alfonso Pedraza are among those pushing for recalls.
Wednesday defender Morgan Fox remains a big doubt after missing the midweek home defeat to Brentford due to an ankle injury.
Fellow defender Tom Lees (knee) is not expected to feature against his former club after missing the last five matches and striker Gary Hooper (thigh) remains sidelined.
Head coach Carlos Carvalhal, who has no new injury concerns, must decide whether to recall winger Callum McManaman, whose last seven appearances have all come off the substitutes' bench.
The Owls, level on points with fifth-placed Leeds, will climb above their Yorkshire rivals in the table with victory.
Chris Wood has scored in both of his league games against Sheffield Wednesday for Leeds United (two goals).
Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last eight trips to Elland Road (D3 L4).
No player in the top four tiers of English football has scored in as many competitive matches this season as Leeds' Chris Wood (20 matches).
Sheffield Wednesday have scored in 29 different Championship matches this season; more than any other side.
Leeds have won 11 of their last 14 Championship matches at Elland Road (W11 D1 L2); winning 34 points from a possible 42 during this run.
This is a tough one and it couldn't be any closer in the league. Come the end of the season, this result could have a massive bearing on their final positions.
Leeds saw the intensity of a Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield a few weeks ago and I think it will be the same again against Wednesday.
David Prutton predicts: 2-2 (16/1 with Sky Bet)