Football - Peltier sits out Tigers clash

Captain Lee Peltier will be rested when Leeds visit high-flying Hull.

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The former Leicester defender was absent on Boxing Day for the 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest due to a groin injury.

Whites boss Neil Warnock is hopeful that the problem will clear up with rest and that his skipper will not need surgery.

He told Yorkshire Radio: "He has had a long-standing injury so we are going to see how he gets on with a rest and see if it clears up.

"If it doesn't, we will have to look in other directions to rectify the problem.

"We are optimistic it will just need a bit of a rest. He will not be back for the Hull game but we are hoping he will be OK for the Bolton game."

Midfielder Rodolph Austin (ankle) made a surprise return to the Whites' XI on Wednesday and could play a part once more.

Striker Ross McCormack has had to make do with a place on the substitutes' bench in recent weeks but could be recalled following the heavy defeat at the City Ground.

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