LEEDS aim for their first win in nine competitive matches in Huddersfield tonight.
Not since their original Division II promotion season of 1963-64 have the Whites got the better of Town on their own patch.
Johnny Giles and future Town forward Don Weston (pictured) clinched a 2-0 victory for Don Revie’s side in front of 31,270 at Leeds Road.
The success put Leeds top of the table, the position they occupied at the end of the campaign (Town finished 12th).
It was one of only five Leeds wins in 26 league derbies at Leeds Road (tonight’s is the first at the Galpharm, with Leeds’ three previous appearances at the stadium all for pre-season friendlies).
Town have 14 home league victories over Leeds, the most recent by a 3-1 margin in the original Division II in 1985-86, when Dale Tempest, Brian Stanton and Terry Curran netted.
There have been seven draws, including the last two fixtures (1-1 in 1986-87 and 0-0 in 87-88).
Town lead the overall league series between the West Yorkshire rivals with 21 wins to Leeds’ 17 (there have been 15 draws).
After their 4-0 win at Elland Road in December, Leeds are seeking a third double over Town.
The last was back in 1938-39, when they won 1-0 at Leeds Road and 2-1 at Elland Road.
The previous campaign Leeds won 2-1 at Elland Road and 3-0 at Leeds Road.