No Becchio, but Rotherham still have three players looking for revenge over former club Leeds

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

Luciano Becchio may be out injured, but Rotherham still have three ex-Leeds players looking to exert revenge on their former employers Leeds United.

League football returns to the schedules this weekend as the international break comes to an end, and the action kicks off on Friday night as Leeds United travel to face Yorkshire rivals Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

It's a second Yorkshire derby in succession for the Whites, having come off a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday in their last game. New manager Darko Milanic remains without a win as Leeds boss since arriving from Sturm Graz, and after two draws and a defeat, the Slovenian will be desperate to get off the mark against Rotherham.

His cause has been aided by the news that Rotherham striker Luciano Becchio will miss the game through a heel injury, with the Argentine hitman being denied a reunion with his former side. Becchio, 30, arrived at Elland Road from Merida back in 2008, and went on to score 87 goals in 221 games for the Whites during a sensational spell with the club before being sold to Norwich City in a swap deal for Steve Morison.

Having found first team football hard to come by at Carrow Road, Becchio signed for Rotherham on deadline day, but won't face Leeds due to injury - something Milanic will be happy about. Yet the Millers still have three other ex-Leeds players who will be looking to exert revenge on their former employers.

Right back Frazer Richardson spent his youth career with Leeds, going on to make almost 200 appearances for the club before being controversially released in 2009, where he then signed for Charlton Athletic before going on to Southampton, Middlesbrough and Ipswich, finally signing for hometown club Rotherham this summer. Given his acrimonious exit, Richardson will be looking to prove that Leeds made the wrong decision in letting him leave.

Richardson is joined by midfielder Paul Green, who joined Leeds on a free transfer after playing for Ireland at Euro 2012. Despite making 46 appearances for the club, Leeds fans never really took to Green, and were happy to see him leave on a free transfer to Rotherham this summer, where he has been a regular under Steve Evans.

Finally, winger Ryan Hall only made nine appearances for Leeds in a short stint with the club, and has mainly been playing as a substitute for Rotherham, but having scored once already this season, he - like Richardson - will be hoping to prove that Leeds made the wrong decision in letting him leave, which came in 2013 after a breach of discipline following comments on Twitter.

Becchio's absence is a boost to Leeds, but they must still be wary of three players looking to prove a point.

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