By Will Butcher
Former Leeds star Andy Couzens has revealed his delight after Elland Road was confirmed as sold out for the first time in six years.
Couzens, who played for Leeds between 1993 and 1997, revealed on his personal Twitter account that he will be one of the 40,000 at Elland Road to cheer on his old side against their former Premier League rivals.
Elland Road, which can hold a capacity crowd of 39,460, re-opened a number of stands in the stadium to accommodate the high demand of fans wanting to watch the hotly-contested encounter.
Newcastle away supporters have sold out their 2,764 ticket allocation for the Yorkshire trip, as the Championship giants meet for the first time in 12 years.
The Whites attracted a crowd of 38,232 in their FA Cup third round reply against Arsenal in 2011, with that mark now set to be surpassed as the Toon come to town.
The last time the Championship outfit put up the sold-out sign was in the final game of the 2009/10 season, in a League One fixture against Bristol Rovers which saw them promoted.
Couzens, a Leeds academy graduate, made 37 appearances in all competitions for Leeds between 1993 and 1997, before moving on to play for the likes of Carlisle and Blackpool.
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