Leeds United morning update: Early team news; Poyet's praise for club

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

Leeds United take on Sunderland in the FA Cup third round later today, with the Black Cats eager to replicate their cup form of last season and the Whites hoping for a positive outcome after some poor recent results in the Championship.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Neil Redfearn is likely to rotate his squad after the busy festive period, with some of Leeds' younger players set for a rest.

As for Sunderland, Liam Bridcutt is fit and available but Lee Cattermole will not play due to injury.

In other news, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been reflecting on his time as Leeds’ assistant manager and his hopes for them in the future.

In an interview with the Chronicle Live, the Uruguayan said, “Sometimes I wonder why one of these incredible wealthy people does not buy Leeds.

“It will be good for English football if they come back to the Premier League…I am 100 per cent sure of that.”

But whatever his thoughts regarding the future, Poyet will want to get one over Leeds this afternoon and avoid a shock at the Stadium of Light.

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