Leeds United: Team for Terriers takes care of itself, says McDermott

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Leeds United plan to name an unchanged side at Huddersfield Town with Brian McDermott admitting that the line-up responsible for destroying Birmingham City will “take care of itself” on Saturday.

United have a range of options this weekend with Dexter Blackstock signed from Nottingham Forest, El-Hadji Diouf due back from compassionate leave today and Marius Zaliukas close to agreeing a short-term contract at Elland Road.

But their 4-0 victory over Birmingham will prevent any changes at the John Smith’s Stadium and McDermott urged his players to deliver a repeat performance after warning that last weekend’s resounding win could not be a “one-off”.

“We played well on Sunday, you saw the result, so I think we all know that the team will take care of itself,” McDermott said.

“The confidence was there for all to see and it looked like everyone was comfortable in the positions they were playing in.

“But it’s one game. We need to take that into account.”

Former Liverpool striker Diouf missed the clash with Birmingham after flying to Paris to attend the funeral of his close friend and former Senegal coach Bruno Metsu, who died earlier this month at the age of 59.

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