By Dom Brown
In recent years the battle for footballing supremacy in Yorkshire has been fought between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.
Both are big clubs with top-flight history and have been fighting to get back to the Premier League since the turn of the decade.
Elland Road will play host to the next instalment of this fixture which has serious implications on the race for promotion.
Leeds currently sit in 5th place in the table, level on points with Sheffield Wednesday, who are one place below due to their inferior goal difference.
This game will have repercussions for in the battle for the play-off places, with Wednesday being the team currently occupying the last play-off spot. Fulham are six points away from the two Yorkshire clubs, and both will want to avoid a defeat which would bring the side from London into the equation.
Sheffield Wednesday come into the match off the back of a 2-1 mid-week defeat to Brentford. Before this, however, Carlos Carvahal’s side had won their four previous matches and the Portuguese manager was upbeat about his side’s chances of winning the derby, telling the club’s website: “There are a lot of positive things. I want to be optimistic… and I want to push my players.”