West Yorkshire derby time change for Leeds United

New Leeds Head Coach Uwe Rosler, pictured at the Press Conference, at Elland Road, Leeds.....SH10014066b..20th May 2015 Picture by Simon Hulme
New Leeds Head Coach Uwe Rosler, pictured at the Press Conference, at Elland Road, Leeds.....SH10014066b..20th May 2015 Picture by Simon Hulme
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LEEDS UNITED’S Championship derby trip to near-neighbours Huddersfield Town on Saturday, November 7 has been brought forward to a 12.30pm kick-off - on police advice.

The clash at the John Smith’s Stadium had originally been scheduled to kick-off at 3pm - ahead of the change.

The move follows the kick-off change for the Roses trip to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, March 12 - which will also now start at 12.30pm on police advice.

Meanwhile, United’s trip to face Ross McCormack’s Fulham at Craven Cottage has been put back 24 hours to Wednesday, October 21. The game will kick off at 7.45pm.

The dates of two previous United fixtures have been already been changed, with the Capital One Cup derby clash against Doncaster Rovers - head coach Uwe Rosler’s first competitive appointment away from Elland Road - to now be screened on Sky Sports on Thursday, August 13. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Rosler’s first Championship clash on the road in charge of Leeds will be the long trek to Reading’s Madejski Stadium on Sunday, August 16, 3pm.

That game has been put been 24 hours owing to Leeds’ cup commitments at Doncaster three days earlier with the Royals clash moved from the original date of Saturday, August 15.

Ian Holloway.

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