By Tom Blackburn
Leeds manager Garry Monk could make wide scale changes for to Leeds team to face Luton in the EFL Cup, after their win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The Yorkshire giants have had a poor start to the season, but produced a fantastic display during Saturday’s lunchtime match against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw them run out 2-0 winners at Hillsborough.
The only players set to retain their spots in the team are veteran goalkeeper Rob Green, central midfielder Ronaldo Vieira and striker Chriss Wood.
At the back they could have a complete change, with young full-backs Lewis Coyle and Tyler Denton with the potential to come in for Charlie Taylor and Luke Ayling.
Taylor dropped a bombshell on fans on Sunday, by revealing he doesn’t know if he will still be with the club he signed for as a boy at the end of August.
Asked if he expects to be at Leeds after the transfer window deadline passes, Taylor told the Yorkshire Post: “I am not sure. Obviously I am contracted until the end of this season, so if they (Leeds) do not want to sell me, then I am under contract.
“I think once the transfer window is closed, then I will either not be at Leeds or definitely be at Leeds and I think then I can get my head around the fact either way whatever happens.”
Denton and Coyle could be joined by centre backs Sol Bamba and Pontus Jansson as Monk looks to take the strain off first choice pairing Kyle Bartley and Liam Cooper.
Vieira could be one of the few players to retain his spot from Saturdays win, but he could be partnered by Kalvin Phillips rather than Liam Bridcutt.
Chris Wood is the only attacker predicted to retain his spot as Monk bids to help him continue to overcome his critics, and behind him could be an attacking line of Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas.
Marcus Antonsson, who scored Leeds opener against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, will probably be rested as Monk looks to keep him in good shape.
The Whites began the Championship campaign with a dismal 3-0 loss to QPR, before edging past League One side Fleetwood Town on penalties to set up Tuesdays tie with Luton.
They then lost their second straight Championship game to Birmingham at Elland Road, and rumours started circulating that Monk’s position was under threat.
A sublime overhead kick from Wood saved Monk’s blushes last Tuesday night, as Leeds salvaged a 1-1 draw in the dying embers of their match against Fulham.