LEEDS United legend Eddie Gray says bragging rights matter as much as ever in tomorrow’s Yorkshire derby at Huddersfield Town.
United’s main priority is kicking clear of the Championship drop zone with matters helped no end by last week’s 1-0 win at home to leaders Bournemouth.
But Gray insists equally there is no hiding the delight at getting one over on your nearest rivals with Leeds realistically needing to win at the Terriers to stand any chance of leapfrogging them in the immediate future.
United sit fifth-bottom in the table and of primary concern is extending the five point gap back to third-bottom Millwall who only bagged a point this Tuesday with a goalless draw at home to Reading.
But Gray also has his eye on the five-point gap up to 15th-placed Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield, who also have a game in hand.
Gray said: “Of course bragging rights come into it because it’s a local derby.
“They are the nearest opponents near to us in the league and it’s always a game you like to win.
“There’s always a feisty atmosphere and it will be a terrific game.
“Huddersfield are going quite well in the league - they are doing okay so it should be interesting.
“But there’s no reason why if we put in a performance like they did against Bournemouth why we can’t go there and get a result.”