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Leeds United striker Billy Sharp 'can't wait' to face Birmingham

After a 'great training session,' the Leeds forward is raring to get back into Championship action.

Leeds United striker Billy Sharp is excited to finally get back on the pitch this weekend.

The 28-year-old, who moved to Elland Road from Southampton this summer, says his team-mates looked good during a 'great training session' and can't wait to get back in action when Leeds travel to Birmingham City on Saturday.

And no wonder, with the international break putting the Championship season on hold last week.

Under caretaker boss Neil Redfearn, Leeds won only their second game of the season against Bolton, before their league campaign was put on hold for the international friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Sharp and co, then, will no doubt be eager to continue that momentum under Redfearn, especially considering all the speculation surrounding the appointment of Leeds United's next permanent manager.

Owner Massimo Cellino had sacked previous coach Dave Hockaday after just four games in charge, with Hockaday having lost three of his four matches.

Those results have left Leeds in the bottom half of the Championship table, although Birmingham are two places below the Yorkshire side in 20th.

In their opening five league games this term, Lee Clark's men have won once, drawn twice and lost twice.

With the Championship campaign so young, Sharp and co could leap up to the top half of the table with a win at St Andrew's.

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