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A year ago today, Dave Hockaday’s Leeds created new club record

Leeds United will take on Harrogate Town in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Uwe Rosler will be in charge of his first Leeds United game this evening, when the Whites face Harrogate Town away from home in a pre-season friendly.

The match at the CNG Stadium will be the first of five scheduled pre-season games for Leeds, as the West Yorkshire outfit continue their preparations for the 2015-16 campaign.

Interestingly, exactly a year ago today, the Whites played their first pre-season friendly of last summer.

At the time, Dave Hockaday was the Leeds head coach, and he started his tenure in style.

The Championship outfit took on FC Gherdeina in northern Italy and hammered them 16-0.

Matt Smith, now at Fulham, scored six goals and Noel Hunt, currently a free agent, bagged a hat-trick in Santa Cristina.

The victory margin was Leeds’ biggest ever in a pre-season fixture, and many fans would have thought that it was going to be the start of a promising 2014-15 campaign.

Things did not go according to plan for Leeds, though, as Hockaday was sacked in late August following a run of poor results.

The Englishman was in charge of just six Championship matches for Leeds - there were only two wins and four defeats.

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