Reserves set for a South Leeds switch

By PAUL DEWS LEEDS UNITED reserves could be set to return home. United are hoping to use the South Leeds Stadium for the staging of their reserve team fixtures next season, subject to Premier League approval.

Leeds have applied to switch venues and a decision will be made by the Premier League board at a meeting next week.

United have played reserve games at the Belle Vue home of Wakefield-Emley and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for the past three years and adopted York City's Bootham Crescent as a temporary home before that.

Over 9,000 crammed into Wakefield for a clash with Liverpool reserves in 2002 – but crowds dipped to less than 300 last term.

United, who are hoping the move back to Leeds will increase crowds, are set to make Wednesday their preferred day for reserve games.