Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom is expected to make four changes from his side that lost to Wolves on Wednesday night in preparation for Saturday’s clash against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Liam Cooper is likely to miss the game through injury while Vurnon Anita, Stuart Dallas and Hadi Sacko are all expected to be axed as Heckingbottom seeks to make amends in Berkshire.

Matthew Pennington could step in for the injured Cooper with Laurens De Bock, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez all likely to return to the starting line-up against the Royals.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is expected to keep his place in goal ahead of Felix Wiedwald after impressing against Wolves despite conceding three goals.

Gaetano Berardi, Pennington, Pontus Jansson and De Bock are likely to start in the backline ahead of him.

Adam Forshaw and Kalvin Phillips could keep their spots in the centre of midfield behind Samuel Saiz, who starts in the No 10 role.

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Hernandez and Alioski are likely to start on both wings with Pierre-Michel Lasogga up front.

Heckingbottom took a number of risks with his starting line-up against Wolves on Wednesday night. One of which was his decision to start Sacko on the wing despite him not starting a single Championship game all season.

The French winger was signed by Victor Orta in the summer for £1.5million, but is very likely to be relegated back to the fringes of the squad for this weekend’s action.

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