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Opposition profile - Leeds United

20 November 2015

A brief overview of Leeds United...

Rotherham United will go head-to-head with a familiar face at Leeds United on Saturday as they come up against former manager Steve Evans.

Evans has lost just one of his first five league games in charge and will be looking to pick up his third successive win when he locks horns with Neil Redfearn, who returns to his old stomping ground.

It’s likely that Evans will keep faith with the same starting XI that beat Cardiff City 1-0 and Huddersfield Town 3-0, although club captain Sol Bamba is in contention to start after leading his side to a win over Wycombe Wanderers in a friendly during the international break.

There may not be any sombreros this time round, but Rotherham will certainly be hoping for a fiesta at the final whistle.

Major honours
•    1969, 1974, 1992: First Division
•    1972: FA Cup
•    1968: League Cup
•    1968, 1971: European Fairs Cup

League position
15th

One to watch - Mirco Antenucci
Although Mirco Antenucci has recently said that he doesn’t know whether he will still be at Leeds next season, his contribution to the club remains vital.

The Italian striker finished as their top goalscorer last season with 10 strikes to his name and he has already contributed five goals and two assists in nine starts this campaign.

The 31-year-old isn’t blessed with bags of pace, but Lee Camp will have to be on his toes as the forward likes to catch goalkeepers off guard with his long-range efforts.

Previous encounters
Rotherham were unbeaten in the two league matches between the sides last year. May’s game at Elland Road finished 0-0, while second-half goals from Alex Revell and Jonson Clarke-Harris saw the Millers come from a goal down to win the home tie 2-1.

Likely Lineup
Silvestri; Wootton, Cooper, Bellusci, Berardi; Dallas, Murphy, Cook, Mowatt; Antenucci, Wood

Injuries
Charlie Taylor (illness), Ross Turnbull (ankle)


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