Npower Championship: Doncaster v Leeds United Team News
Leeds United head over to the Keepmoat Stadium for their second Yorkshire derby this week when they meet Doncaster Rovers on Friday night.
Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers and money back special offers on the televised Npower Championship clash between the local rivals.
Leeds suffered a humiliating 5-2 defeat in the derby game at Barnsley on Tuesday and will be desperate to avoid a repeat display in front of the cameras.
Doncaster fared much better in their midweek fixture when getting the better of in-form Norwich City on home soil.
The teams last met when Rovers won a famous League One play-off success at Wembley thanks to James Hayter’s goal.
Doncaster manager Sean O’Driscoll has no new injury or suspension worries to contend with as defender James O’Connor is expected to shake off a knock to his hip that he picked up against Norwich.
Rovers turned in their best display of the season on Tuesday and O’Driscoll must decide whether to change the winning formula to recall skipper Brian Stock to the starting line-up.
James Coppinger netted a hat-trick against Norwich and is 9/1 with Coral to score the first goal of the game.
Coppinger is expected to start alongside Billy Sharp up front while Martin Woods, Simon Gillett, Mark Wilson and John Oster will be hoping to continue in midfield.
O’Driscoll’s side are still without the sidelined Byron Webster (foot), James Chambers and Wayne Thomas (both knee) and James Hayter (hamstring).
Doncaster are 11/8 with Ladbrokes to take the three points for a third successive home win which would see them move into second place.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson is expected to make several changes following their midweek drubbing at Oakwell.
Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Billy Paynter (shin) could be ready to return after completing a full 90 minutes in a recent behind-closed-doors friendly. Neither player has appeared this season.
Latest signing Ramon Nunez scored in the same match and is pushing for his debut while another striker, Davide Somma, was on target after stepping off the substitutes’ bench again at Barnsley and could be handed his first start for the club.
Forward Ross McCormack, midfielder Adam Clayton, winger Sanchez Watt and defender Alex Bruce all started on the bench at Oakwell and will also come into the reckoning.