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David Bentley move denied as Leeds United head to Newcastle
11:20am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
AFTER being seared at home by Burnley, Leeds United will bid for a fresh conquest at Newcastle United tonight.
Brian McDermott’s men tumbled to a rare Elland Road reverse when they were beaten 2-0 by the Clarets last weeked in a Sky Bet Championship confrontation.
Getting that defeat out of their system will be the main target as much as plotting a knockout upset when the Whites tonight ship up at the St James’ Park home of the ailing Premier League Magpies.
The Toon Army’s campaign has been far from consistent and they also crashed at home last weekend, rumbled by the odd goal in five by promoted Hull City.
Leeds will monitor York’s Sam Byram and Lee Peltier ahead of the trip.
Byram made his first start since April against Burnley following a hip injury but was feeling sore when he was withdrawn after an hour. Peltier missed the defeat with a groin problem.
A third full-back, Stephen Warnock, will be available, though, after completing a suspension.
McDermott, meanwhile, distanced himself from a move for former Blackburn and Spurs winger David Bentley.
Hosts Newcastle will restore Cheick Tiote to their midfield.
The Ivory Coast international, who has been kept out of recent Barclays Premier League games by Vurnon Anita, will play, as will full-back Paul Dummett and midfielder Sammy Ameobi.
However, Tiote’s central partner last season, Yohan Cabaye, will be rested after limping out of the defeat by Hull with a sore groin.
Striker Shola Ameobi (flu) and midfielder Jonas Gutierrez (hamstring) will also miss out.
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