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Williams And Roussel Doubtful For Leeds

Paul Williams and Cedric Roussel could both be in danger of missing the trip to title-chasing Leeds United on Sunday.

The duo have stayed behind for treatment at the Sky Blue Lodge training ground while the rest of the squad have headed out to the La Manga training complex in Spain.

Williams came off at half time in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Spurs suffering with a calf strain while Belgian Roussel is recovering from the concussion he suffered at Middlesbrough 10 days ago.

But Paul Telfer, who injured a knee tendon at Old Trafford early in the month, is running again and could be involved in the squad along with Tomas Gustaffson who has recovered from the knee injury sustained a week ago while on international duty.

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Meanwhile the City Youth Team have another chance to progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they travel to face Derby County at the Baseball Ground tonight.

The two teams drew 0-0 at Highfield Road a week ago despite the visitors being reduced to nine men for more than half an hour.

The under-17s and 19s came through unscathed at the weekend giving selectors a full squad to choose from.

Striker David Brush scored again for the under-17s as they drew 1-1 at Liverpool, while the under-19s went down 3-2 on Merseyside with Chukki Eribenne and Steve McPhee getting the goals.

Trevor Gould, of the Soccer Academy, said the youngsters are desperate to improve on last week’s performance.

He said:

"Everyone was very disappointed and the players feel they can’t play much worse than they did at Highfield Road.

"They knew they had not given a good account of themselves and had failed to show just how well they can play. It is up to them to make sure they pick things up for the return game.

"You have to give Derby County credit because they defended very well but we should have had enough to break them down and we didn’t. It is something our players have to learn from and hopefully they have."

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