By Danny Wright

Noel Whelan has urged Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen to start the same team against Wolves on Wednesday after the 2-1 win against Middlesbrough.

The Whites returned to form with an emphatic win against Garry Monk’s side at Elland Road on Sunday to propel them up the Championship standings into seventh place.

Next up for Leeds is an even more testing clash against table-topping Wolves at Molineux.

Both sides will be high on confidence after winning their first games since returning from the international break so it will no doubt be a very challenging game for both of the promotion hopefuls.

Christiansen has often switched up his side for midweek games this season, but BBC Radio Yorkshire pundit Whelan has urged him to avoid doing that for his side’s trip to the West Midlands on Wednesday night and decide to show faith in the same XI.

“I would go with the same starting 11 if all are fully fit and ready to go,” the ex-Whites player said, as shown on West Yorkshire Sport’s official Twitter account on Sunday.

“It’s not very often we’ve seen that though, the manager does like to make the odd change here and there but I think to keep the momentum and the confidence within this side, I would go with the same side.”

Leeds have won just one of their last seven games before the win against Boro this weekend and it will no doubt have lifted some pressure off the shoulders of Christiansen.

Many fans were doubting the Dane’s ability to take the Whites back into the Premier League, but three points against Monk and his men has seen them shoot back up the table, reigniting hopes of a top-flight return.

In other Leeds United news, Monk gave an instant verdict on the Whites fans after the game.

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