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Leeds are short of strikers again for their home derby clash with West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield with Matt Smith and Luke Varney both ruled out.

PA Sport Report

Smith serves the final game of his three-match ban following his recent dismissal against Sheffield Wednesday and Varney is hoping to complete a move to Championship rivals Blackburn.

El-Hadji Diouf made his first start for the club since September in the midweek draw with Ipswich and could resume alongside leading goalscorer Ross McCormack.

Defender Lee Peltier, midfielders Alex Mowatt and Luke Murphy and striker Dominic Poleon are all pushing for recalls as Leeds chase their first win in nine matches.

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