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We're ready for Leeds, says boss

9 February 2018

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Chris Wilder says he expects a lively game in Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Leeds United.

Looking ahead to Saturday's early start, Wilder admits it was a game he looked for when the fixtures came out last June.

He remarked: "After playing the team from down the road, this is the next one we all looked for, it's a great fixture on the calendar.

"It'll be a lively game and one we're looking forward to, if we could do a double over Leeds United that would be great, we are playing the top sides and we're doing OK.

"We've taken four points from Derby, played well in both games against Villa and won one and lost one against the Champions elect."

On the test his side will face against a club that changed their manager this week, Wilder added: "It was a great game at Elland Road, a memorable night with a great finish to it and we hope to have a repeat come Saturday afternoon.

"But Leeds will have something to say about that and no doubt Paul (Heckingbottom) will be looking to get off to a flyer at his new club.

"Leeds are a massive club in this division, look at what they spent in the recent transfer window, they've got a lot of quality players, but haven't got out of the division for the last few years, that's how tough it is."


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