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Tom Lees: A big game for all

23 April 2015

As Wednesday step out for the final time at Hillsborough in 2014/15 this weekend, the game may well hold extra significance for Tom Lees.

The central defender graduated through the Leeds United youth system, having joined the club as an eight-year-old.

Lees left the Elland Road club in the summer and completed his switch to Wednesday ahead of 2014/15 and is looking forward to welcoming his former side this weekend.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to the game. Whatever way you look at it, it’s going to be a big game.

“It is a local derby so it will be a big day. I’m sure my family will be a bit nervous for me but I’ll approach it as a normal game.

“You do keep in touch and see how they are doing but that will be forgotten for the afternoon and I’ll catch up with them afterwards.”

United will have painful memories of their last visit to S6 as Wednesday put six past Leeds in what was an unforgettable afternoon.

Lees says the Whites will have that in the back of their minds, as they aim to halt their current losing streak – which stands at five games.

 “They won’t have forgotten,” he said. “They will remember what happened last year.

“There are a few players who will still be in the team from that result.

“That game had a big, big impact in a lot of ways at the club.

“It was a real turning point in their season and things started to not go so well after that.”

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