Football - Warnock faces Diouf decision

Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf could return to contention for the game at Derby.


The Senegalese missed last week's derby win at Huddersfield due to a slight groin strain, but returned to training this week and is likely to feature.

Ross McCormack made his first start since returning from a long-term ankle injury to partner Luciano Becchio at Huddersfield and manager Neil Warnock may be tempted to stick with a winning formula.

Another forward, Luke Varney, will return from his three-match ban following his dismissal at Millwall, while centre-half Jason Pearce and midfielder Michael Brown have both had to patient following their respective suspensions by making do with a place on the substitutes' bench.

Warnock has no new injury or suspension problems and must decide whether to retain Jerome Thomas, on loan from West Brom, or hand a start to fellow winger Ryan Hall, who made an impact when introduced off the bench last week.

Leeds are chasing a fourth straight league win in their bid to close the gap between themselves and the top six.

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