By Harvey Byrne
Garry Monk should make just two changes from his side which beat Wolves on Saturday to face Norwich in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.
Young midfielder Ronaldo Vieira should drop out of the line-up to allow Alex Mowatt to step in the attacking midfield area.
The young Vieira will still need to time to get accustomed to the demands of senior football and three matches in one week would be too much for the 18-year-old, with Mowatt able to step in and do a job in the middle of an attacking midfield.
Monk revealed that attacker Pablo Hernandez would stand a “good chance” of making the match against Alex Neil’s side, but it is unlikely that he will start after being left out of the clash against Wolves on the weekend.
Meanwhile, Chris Wood has been out of form for his club following a purple patch earlier in September.
The New Zealand international has scored just one goal in his last five encounters and it should now be time to allow £2million summer signing Marcus Antonsson to lead the line.
He is more dynamic than Wood upfront, but he hasn’t started a game since the last EFL Cup round in September.
Monk should now give the Swedish striker a chance to show what he can do against one of the best side’s in the Championship in Norwich.
Given the strength of Norwich, especially in attack, Monk should not make any changes to his back four, which includes his goalkeeper Rob Green.
It has became common for manager’s to have a cup goalkeeper and a league one in the modern era, but Monk should look to start Green against his former club with the ex-England international more dependable than Marco Silvestri.
In defence, star duo Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson should retain their places alongside last year’s player of the year Charlie Taylor and summer signing Luke Ayling.
Meanwhile in attack, the speed and trickery of Hadi Sacko and Keemar Roofe will look to give the Canaries back line a lot of problems.
The two side’s have not met in the league yet, but with Leeds in 10th and Norwich in 4th, it is set to be a close encounter between two of the Championship’s top sides.
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