Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Wolves

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 1 - 1 Leeds

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott ready for Rovers

Leeds boss Brian McDermott believes he knows what to expect in Saturday's derby clash at Doncaster.

Last Updated: 13/12/13 at 17:39 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Leeds boss knows what to expect against Doncaster

Brian McDermott: Leeds boss knows what to expect against Doncaster

McDermott's side have already faced three of their four Yorkshire rivals in the Sky Bet Championship this season, drawing 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road and losing 3-2 at Huddersfield, while beating Doncaster 3-1 in the Capital One Cup at the Keepmoat Stadium in August.

Doncaster have won only two of their last nine league games, but one of those was against QPR.

"They scored a late goal against QPR and we've already played them once in a cup game," said McDermott. "It was a good game.

"It's like every Championship game you're involved in, you know, especially with it being a derby, with Leeds coming to town, it's a big game, a big event.

"We'll be ready and we're looking forward to it."

Leeds defender Scott Wootton scored on his debut at Doncaster in August and teenage midfielder Alex Mowatt made his first start f or McDermott's side against his hometown club.

Leeds have won four of their last six league games to keep in touch with the top six and after fighting back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Watford last week, McDermott said his players were in good heart.

"We know we're going to be up against a side that work really hard and it's a derby," McDermott added.

"There's going to be a good atmosphere in the ground and we know what we're going to come up against and we'll be ready."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Diego Costa hospitalised with virus ahead of Super Sunday trip to Manchester United

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was hospitalised earlier this week after contracting a virus, according to Sky sources.

Premier League: Arsenal's Per Mertesacker says he has struggled for motivation this season

Per Mertesacker has admitted he has struggled with motivation since winning the World Cup with Germany this summer.

Transfer news: Free agent Victor Valdes to train with Manchester United after knee injury

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is training with Manchester United as he recovers from a serious knee injury.

Mail Box

Dropping Jack And Pity For Poor Alexis...

We have lots more mails about Liverpool (is Brendan the naked emperor?) and Arsenal. One reader feels sorry for Alexis Sanchez while one wants Wilshere dropped...

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property