Leeds United v Ipswich Town

23 Sep

Liam Bridcutt


Liam Bridcutt hopes to return to action for Leeds

BBC coverage

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Leeds United skipper Liam Bridcutt is hoping to return after missing the last two games with a foot injury.

Gaetano Berardi remains sidelined, but is closing in on a return to action after a hamstring problem.

Ipswich forward Luke Varney picked up a hamstring injury this week and could be unavailable for the game against his former club.

Teddy Bishop sustained a nose injury in the goalless draw against Aston Villa last weekend and is also a doubt.

Match facts

  • Leeds lost both league fixtures against Ipswich last season for the first time since the 1981-82 campaign.
  • Souleymane Doukara scored the fastest Football League goal of last season when he netted after 12 seconds against Ipswich at Elland Road.
  • Leeds have conceded in each of their last 11 home league games – their worst run since April 2012 (13 consecutive games).
  • Ipswich have scored just four goals in their last nine away league games, failing to score in five of those.
  • Five of the seven Championship goals Ipswich have conceded this term have been from set-pieces.

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