Writer: Tom Bodell
Date:Saturday April 16 2011
WATFORD CONTINUE their tough run-in with a trip to face Simon Grayson's sixth placed Leeds side, currently clinging onto their play-off spot by a solitary point.
It's been a glorious return to the second tier for Grayson and co. who have confounded all expectations by putting in a serious promotion bid having only returned from League One this season.
Despite losing the goals of Jermaine Beckford, the Whites have not been without firepower and Luciano Becchio has been impressive up top once more. Should Grayson not guide his side to back-to-back promotions, Premier League suitors may be in for a number of his squad.
'There was a lot more pressure on us last season. They should be really proud of what they have achieved this season and be thriving on what they could go on and do.
'There's five games left and things can still change dramatically, but we know it's in our own hands and if we win our games we will finish in the top-six.'
Source: Leeds Official Site
Leeds striker Billy Paynter is back from suspension so could be in contention to start.
Attacking midfielder's Sanchez Watt and Robert Snodgrass are fit and available for selection once more as is Sunderland loanee, George McCartney.
Line-up Vs Derby County: Schmeichel, Connolly, O'Brien, Bromby, Lichaj; Banann, Kilkenny, Livermore, Howson (c), Gradel; Becchio.
Tricky Scottish winger who joined the Whites in 2008 from Scottish side, Livingstone and has not looked back.
Chips in with more than his fair share of goals and assists, 22 league strikes in just 98 league starts a dangerous return from the wideman.
Impressive against Arsenal in the F.A Cup, Snodgrass can play on either flank and should United not win promotion, bigger sides may be sniffing around the Scottish cap.
There's no Stephen McGinn for the Hornet's of course, though the Scot's operation went well it was recently revealed.
Other than McGinn, Malky Mackay has a full squad to choose from.
Likely Line-up: Loach; Hodson, Mariappa, Taylor, Doyley; Deeney, Cowie, Eustace (c), Jenkins, Sordell; Graham.
The Scot is bang in form right now and his cool turn and finish against Norwich in midweek added to his goal tally which has improved on last season.
Revelling in a central midfield role, Cowie has benefited from the change of system in recent weeks.
Leeds Home Form: Won Vs. Doncaster, Drew Vs. Ipswich, Won Vs. Forest.
Head2Head Form: Watford 3-0 Leeds (Play Off Final 05/06), Leeds 2-1 Watford (09/10 League Cup) and Watford 0-1 Leeds (10/11)
Watford Away Form: Won @ Ipswich, Lost @ 'Boro and Lost @ Coventry.
Referee: Mr K WOOLMER Assistants: Mr S Copeland & Mr P Wright Fourth Official: Mr M Bristow
Leeds are on a bit of a patchy run of form but are certainly imperious at Elland Road, they are also more desperate for the point. With Watford on poor form it could well be a Whites victory.
Leeds: 20/21 (Victor Chandler)
raw: 11/4 (Totesport)
atford: 7/2 (Totespot)
Date:Saturday April 16 2011
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