Leeds United morning update: Early team news; boss on vital traits

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A select round-up of the latest news relating to Leeds United…

Leeds United take on Fulham this afternoon as Neil Redfearn’s men look to put their 4-1 defeat to Ipswich Town behind them.

A match at Elland Road is exactly what Leeds need after an away game to forget last weekend, but it is a ground Fulham’s Ross McCormack knows well and Redfearn’s back-line will have to keep a very close eye on the forward.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci remains a fitness concern having missed last week’s match.

Rudy Austin and Billy Sharp are both said to be pushing for a start while Chris Dawson has also been suggested for a starting berth.

As for Fulham, they are without Fernando Amorebieta, Tim Hoogland and the suspended Marcus Bettinelli.

In other news, Redfearn has admitted he could change the club’s away tactics in a bid to end their disappointing run on the road.

In quotes published by the Yorkshire Post, the Leeds boss said, “We need to get some strength and steel in our performances, particularly away from home, but as I’ve said before that’s going to be a process.”

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