Leeds United: Yeovil working hard to avoid postponement

Huish Park.

Huish Park.

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Yeovil Town are fighting to save Saturday’s clash with Leeds United from postponement as heavy rain and high winds continue to hammer the south west of England.

The Somerset club issued a plea to the public to help them cover their pitch at Huish Park yesterday in anticipation of further downpours before that televised game against Leeds this coming weekend. Yeovil have not played a home fixture since January 11 and their New Year’s Day clash with Watford fell foul of the weather, postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They used their official Twitter feed to make a request for help yesterday afternoon, saying: “Volunteers wanted urgently to help recover the pitch. Please come to Huish Park asap!”

Yeovil remain hopeful that the 12.15pm kick-off will go ahead as planned. For Leeds, the match is again being overshadowed by the shambolic ownership saga at Elland Road.

But manager Brian McDermott – reinstated on Monday after his sacking last week – will have striker Matt Smith back from a three-match suspension.

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