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Hill: Players Playing for Supporters

4 October 2012

Hill, business as usual


“We’ve got another 48 hours so we’ll have to evaluate the (injury) situation later,” said Hill.

ds Manager Keith Hill caught up with the press ahead of Saturday’s Yorkshire derby at Leeds United.

“(Stephen Foster) got a knee into the back (against Ipswich) and he was uncomfortable. It was the best solution to not play him.

“He’ll be back with us after the international break.”

Elsewhere, Toni Silva and Mido are ‘’not training’’ and Jimmy McNulty is expected to be back in training ‘’after the international break’’.

“I’m expecting it to be high tempo,” added Hill ahead of visiting Elland Road. “I hope we have a strong referee. The crowd itself, they can play a massive part on I suppose gamesmanship or sportsmanship within the 90 minutes. It’s going to be a pleasure to play, there’s no question about that.

“The players will be motivated by the fact that it’s a local derby, they’re playing on behalf of the supporters, as they are every game, against a very good game.

“You’ve just got to look at the fact that it’s difficult to compete against any team in this league.

“We’ve got to make sure we maintain our realism. Everyone was disappointed with losing the game on Tuesday. But, realistically, the majority of the footballing world expected us to be in the bottom three.

“But I remember the Doncaster game after the Leeds game, when we weren’t in a position to change and rotate.”

“It’s just another game in isolation, we’re planning to try and get as many points as we possibly can against Leeds.

“I’ll keep true to my own identity,” he added.

As for Leeds United Manager Neil Warnock, Hill added, “He’s very successful in his own right. You can’t trick the ultimate magician, I suppose. He wants 100% of everything all of the time and he gets it, if he doesn’t get it, he changes it.

“There’s an expectation for Leeds to get promoted. They’ve got the best manager with a proven track record of getting promoted.”

“But I’ve got no inhibitions going to Leeds with the group of players that I’ve got.

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