Bournemouth v Leeds United: Big match preview

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YEP football writer Leon Wobscahll looks ahead to Leeds United’s clash with Bournemouth at Dean Court.

KEY BATTLE

Jason Pearce v Yann Kermorgant. The United defender returns to his former stomping ground tonight and is one of several eager to vanquish memories of last season’s 4-1 thumping. Keeping ex-Charlton player Kermorgant, who netted twice against the Whites in March and Callum Wilson under lock and key will be a considerable task for Pearce and co.

KEY MAN

Callum Wilson. Brought in at considerable expense from Coventry City for a seven-figure fee in the summer and has already scored five goals, including two against Huddersfield, this season.

LEON WOBSCHALL’S VERDICT

A little after a four-match winless streak and for Leeds, it is now about piecing together a consistent performance over 90 minutes on the road. United yet to make a statement on the travels this term and getting a positive result on a long midweek trip like Bournemouth, especially after last season, would represent progress. A draw and a good performance would be a plus.

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