18-yr-old wonderkid starts, senior duo axed: Leeds best possible XI v QPR


Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom must make three changes if he wants to field his best possible team against QPR for the Championship finale at Elland Road on Saturday.

Sam Dalby must earn his first senior start for the club up front as the current striker options in the squad have all been horrific in recent weeks and the 18-year-old wonderkid deserves a chance to show everyone what he is made of.

Paudie O’Connor and Adam Forshaw should also come back into the side with Ronaldo Vieria dropped from the midfield.

Senior duo Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson must also be axed for the game against QPR, which is effectively a dead-rubber tie between two sides with nothing to play for other than to end the season on a high.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell must hang on to his spot between the sticks behind a back-four of Tom Pearce, Liam Cooper, O’Connor and Matthew Pennington.

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Forshaw has started to return from injury with two appearances off the bench and should partner Kalvin Phillips in the centre of midfield after he scored at Norwich last week.

Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski should start on the wings with Samuel Saiz in the No 10 role behind Dalby, who was snapped up from Leyton Orient in January and has impressed with the development sides since.

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