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Mowatt and Wootton miss trip

Leeds United duo Alex Mowatt and Scott Wootton will miss the club's pre-season trip to Italy through injury, new boss David Hockaday has confirmed.

The Elland Road club head to Santa Cristina on Monday to begin preparations for the new season, where they hope to play two games against local opposition.

"Everybody I want to be going to Italy will be going," Hockaday told the club's official website.

"We have got a couple of injuries incurred through the close season.

"There are a couple of lads that will stop them making the trip.

"They will be ok by the time we get back but we aren't going to take players for the sake of taking them."

The injured duo managed 54 appearances between them last season in all competitions.