Leeds previewAdam Bell Friday, May 11, 2001 13:31 GMT
LEEDS V BRADFORD TEAM NEWS
Leeds v Bradford
FA Carling Premiership, Sunday KO 3.00pm
Leeds striker Robbie Keane 'has a chance' of playing in the Yorkshire derby at Elland Road according to manager David O'Leary.
The former Coventry City ace damaged his ankle in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, but if passed fit, will again step in for Alan Smith.
David Batty serves the second of a three-match suspension, with Eirik Bakke again the likely candidate to take over in midfield.
Leeds (from): Martyn, Kelly, Harte, Dacourt, Woodgate, Keane, Viduka, Kewell, Bowyer, McPhail, Wilcox, Smith, Mills, Bakke, Matteo, Burns, Maybury, Ferdinand, Robinson.
Robert Molenaar and Gareth Whalley are Bradford manager Jim Jefferies' main doubts ahead of Sunday's clash.
Robert Molenaar and Gareth Whalley are both doubtful for Sunday's penultimate Premiership outing against Leeds.
The pair were substituted in last Saturday's draw with Middlesbrough and are Jim Jefferies' biggest concerns ahead of the short trip to Elland Road this weekend.
Molenaar, who is desperate to face his former club, has a groin injury, whilst Whalley is still suffering from the virus that ruled him out of the previous game at Everton and saw him leave the field against Boro after just a quarter-of-an-hour.
If they are not fit, Jefferies may well start with the side that finished against Boro, with Jamie Lawrence in midfield and Ian Nolan playing at full-back, pushing Gunnar Halle into central defence.
A win at Elland Road will not improve City's league position at all, but even avoiding defeat would mean that Leeds would not qualify for next season's Champions League, something they got into this year following Bradford's last day survival win over Liverpool.
How ironic it would be if they were to do the same only in reverse!
City still have some tickets available for the game, which is not on Sky TV, despite being played on Sunday.
Bradford City (from): Walsh, Nolan, Myers, McCall, Whalley, Lawrence, Blake, Ward, Carbone, Molenaar, Halle, Locke, Saunders, Jacobs, Grant, Kerr, McKinlay, Jess, Davison.