Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership: Leeds v West Ham

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LUCAS RADEBE, the Leeds captain, could make his first appearance for five weeks. The South African international, out with knee ligament damage sustained in a draw with Derby, has a 50-50 chance of returning to the side. Goalkeeper Nigel Martyn will undergo a late fitness check on a back injury incurred during Sunday's defeat at Manchester United, but Austrian defender Martin Hiden is out for two months with a knee injury picked up in the same game. Manager David O'Leary, though, will have midfielder Lee Bowyer and Dutch defender Robert Molenaar back in the side following one-match suspensions.

Rio Ferdinand misses out for West Ham after picking up an ankle injury in training. Chilean defender Javier Margas replaces the England defender while Ian Wright, who served a one-match ban last Saturday, replaces Paul Kitson who has a broken toe. Fit-again Marc Keller should replace Eyal Berkovic, who is ruled out with a calf injury. The only good news for Hammers manager Harry Redknapp is that Craig Forrest is fit again and will replace Les Sealey on the bench.

LEEDS UNITED (from): Martyn, Haaland, Radebe, Wetherall, Wijnhard, Hasselbaink, Ribeiro, Bowyer, Hopkin, Granville, Halle, Kewell, Harte, Woodgate, Molenaar, McPhail, Smith, Robinson.

WEST HAM UNITED (from): Hislop, Ruddock, Margas, Pearce, Lomas, Berkovic, Lampard, Sinclair, Lazaridis, Hartson, Wright, Forrest, Keller, Breacker, Potts, Coyne, Boylan, Omoyimni.

Suspensions: None.

Referee: J Winter.

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