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Posted on 29 September 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Darren Anderton is back in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Elland Road.

The midfielder returned to action for the reserves on Wednesday night just three weeks after damaging his groin against Everton.

If Anderton is deemed fit enough to start manager George Graham may ditch his recent tactic of fielding all three strikers and return to a 4-4-2 formation.

Ledley King also returns to the first-team scene for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot in May.

Luke Young is still troubled by a foot injury though and joins Chris Armstrong (groin), Sol Campbell (shoulder), Anthony Gardner (thigh) and Mauricio Taricco (groin) on the sidelines.

Leeds will give a late test to skipper Lucas Radebe.The United skipper fell awkwardly towards the end of the 6-0 Champions’ League humiliation of Besiktas on Tuesday night but is expected to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Radebe's fellow defender Jonathan Woodgate is still a week away from full fitness after an ankle injury so Danny Mills is certain to keep his place in the back four.

Boss David O'Leary's other major decision is whether to rest striker Alan Smith, who ran himself ragged in the win over the Turks. Michael Bridges and Darren Huckerby stand by.

Squad: Sullivan, Carr, Perry, Vega, Thatcher, Leonhardsen, Sherwood, Freund, Iversen, Clemence, Rebrov, Ferdinand, Davies, Etherington, King, Thelwell, Dominguez, Doherty, Anderton, Walker.