Trio back in contention … Clare ruled out

Barry Bannan, Sam Hutchinson and Joost van Aken could all be back in the squad for Saturday’s short trip to Leeds.

The trio have been training with the first team, Hutchinson and van Aken having also played recently for the under-23s, and Jos Luhukay says all three may well feature in the derby clash at Elland Road.

On the minus side, Sean Clare has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle problem. He suffered the injury against Bolton last weekend and will now see a specialist next week to decide if he needs surgery.