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Predicted Derby County team to play Leeds: Real Madrid loanee keeps place

Predicted Derby County line-up to play Leeds United on Saturday 29th November 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Elland Road, Leeds

Derby County will be looking to build on their three-point gap at the top of the league this weekend when they travel Leeds but know it will be a tough game. 

Leeds, who were unfortunate to lose against Blackburn Rovers, will be determined to bounce back with a win in front of their home fans this weekend, even more so as they come up against a team they haven't beaten in 12 games - losing 10, drawing two. 

Although the rivalry between the two clubs isn't what it was in the 70s, supporters on both sides will be eager to come away with all three points and bragging rights.

Predicted Derby County team to play Leeds United:

Lee Grant

Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Ryan Shotton, Craig Forsyth

Omar Mascarell

Will Hughes, Jeff Hendrick

Jordon Ibe                                                            Johnny Russell

Chris Martin

Subs: Kelle Roos, Jake Buxton, John Eustace, Paul Coutts, Craig Bryson, Simon Dawkins, Leon Best


The team is highly unlikely to change that much from the last two matches, but Lee Grant does return from injury and will replace the departing former Leeds United loanee Jack Butland. 

Real Madrid loanee Omar Mascarell is likely to keep his place in the side after two Man of the Match performances in his successive games, as are Johnny Russell and Jordon Ibe. 

A late-winner against Watford for Craig Bryson may be enough to get him a start but with Jeff Hendrick and Will Hughes in very good form themselves, it poses a difficult selection problem for Steve McClaren

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