By Will Butcher
Garry Monk is set to welcome back club captain Liam Bridcutt to his Leeds side, as they aim to make it five wins in a row against Bristol City.
The Yorkshire giants travel to Ashton Gate on Tuesday night after Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over Ipswich, which has taken Monk’s men into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.
Former Sunderland man Bridcutt is expected to recover from a foot injury in time to face Lee Johnson’s men, replacing youngster Kalvin Phillips who has impressed alongside Eunan O’Kane.
The Chelsea academy graduate is just the one change expected to be made by the former Swansea boss, as in-form Kemar Roofe continues to miss out on an extended run in the first team.
Chris Wood’s scintillating form of four goals in as many games means Leeds’ August Player of the Month Marcus Antonsson must also continue to wait for his chance.
Switzerland international is Leeds’ only notable absentee, as his recovery from a hamstring injury is still ongoing despite the combative defender claiming he would return to action soon.
Leeds have been in fine form of late, seeing off Blackburn in both the Championship and EFL Cup, as well as adding Cardiff and Ipswich to their latest list of victims.
A fifth win could see Monk’s men close in on the play-off positions, but Bristol City will be hoping to do the same as they sit two places above Leeds.
In other Leeds team news, Phillips has made this bold claim about Leeds’ promotion hopes.