Bradford City were the only West Yorkshire side to win last weekend, and after their 3-2 victory over Coventry last Saturday, and could make it three wins in a row as they visit Walsall tomorrow, after their midweek Capital One Cup victory over Morecambe. New loan signing Mason Bennett could make his debut for City, but there is strong competition for places upfront, with one of Billy Clarke, Aaron McLean and Bennett starting alongside James Hanson. Alan Sheehan may miss out, with James Meredith likely to fill in at left back, but there are no other injury concerns for City, should Billy Knott and Clarke shake off knocks picked up last weekend.
Leeds United lost away at Millwall last weekend, but will be boosted by the signing of Billy Sharp, from Southampton, and defender Liam Cooper, from Chesterfield, as they visit Middlesborough. Souleymane Doukara scored a brace in the midweek League Cup tie against Accrington Stanley, and will be hoping to continue his good form in tomorrow’s early kick-off, but Leeds will be without Gaetano Berardi, who was sent off for an awful challenge against Accrington, and is suspended.
Managerless Huddersfield Town needed extra-time, and a Nahki Wells hat-trick, to see off League One Chesterfield on Tuesday. After a 4-0 thumping last Saturday, and Mark Robins’ subsequent departure, the Terriers are in desperate need of a morale boost. The departure of Adam Clayton to Middlesborough will not have helped, although the arrival of Jacob Butterfield in the opposite direction will have softened the blow somewhat. Town take on Cardiff, in what will be a very tough test of Huddersfield’s character and ability.