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Posted: Fri 07 Dec 2012
Author: TUFC
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Leadbitter replaces the suspended Oastler

DANIEL Leadbitter will once again fill United’s right-back slot to cover the one-game suspension of Joe Oastler.

Leadbitter will be the only change for the Yellows as we head north for a tough game at Bradford’s Valley Parade, the ground where the young defender made his professional just over 12 months ago.

“Danny came on at half-time [at Bradford last season] and he played here against Gillingham this season, and we won the game,” said United manager Martin Ling.

“What he has done is to now convince me that he is very good cover for Joe Oastler and we don’t need to change things around. I said to Dan at the start of the season that he needed to be a threat to Joe and he is now.

“It’s helped both players, Danny and Joe. The fact Danny came in and did well meant Joe had to be patient and wait for another opportunity. I am comfortable with either player at this moment in time.”