Huddersfield Town new boy David Edgar is hoping for a first taste of derby football in six years when Leeds United visit the John Smith’s Stadium for Saturday’s all-ticket 12.30 showdown.
The Canadian international twice played for his first club Newcastle United against Sunderland, most recently in February 2009, when the Magpies won 2-0.
But the defender or midfielder never got off the bench for Burnley against Blackburn Rovers, so is eager for involvement in the big West Yorkshire showdown, which is expected to attract a 20,000-plus crowd.
On-loan Edgar has twice faced Leeds for parent club Birmingham City this season, with both games finishing 1-1.
“I want a win this time,” smiled the 27-year-old, who made his Town debut in central midfield in last week’s 1-0 victory at Wigan Athletic.
“I’ve heard what a big game this is in these parts, and it would be great to be involved.
“The Newcastle v Sunderland matches were great, and Burnley v Blackburn was a huge fixture over there. I was on the bench for a few East Lancashire derbies, so got a taste of the atmosphere, but I never got on the pitch.”
Edgar is keen to build on his outing against Wigan as Town chase a fourth win in five Championship matches.
“It was a tough game on a difficult pitch, but we dug it out and got three points, and that’s what matters,” he said.
“I enjoyed playing in the midfield slot in front of the defence.
“I got a little bit of cramp late on, probably because I was playing centre-half at Birmingham so I did a bit more running than usual.
“But I soon recovered and it’s been a good first full week at the club for me.
“Training has gone well and my wife and daughter have come up here, which is great.”
A victory over Leeds would put Town 10th, albeit before the 3.00 matches.