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9th Jan, 2017 | 6:47pm

Confirmed Leeds line-up v Cambridge: Monk makes eight changes

By Dominic Toner

Leeds have made eight changes to their starting XI against Cambridge in the FA Cup meeting on Monday night.

The Whites travel to League Two opposition Cambridge for the FA Cup third-round match and manager Garry Monk has made eight alterations from the team that beat Rotherham 3-0 in their last game.

Pontus Jansson, Gaetano Berardi and Souleymane Doukara are the only survivors from the Rotherham victory.

Leeds have announced their starting line-up on their official Twitter account.

Marco Silvestri, Tyler Denton, Liam Cooper, Matt Grimes, Kalvin Phillips, Alex Mowatt, Stuart Dallas and Marcus Antonsson have been drafted into the starting XI.

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Rob Green, Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley, Liam Bridcutt, Hadi Sacko, Pablo Hernandez, Chris Wood and Kemar Roofe have all been dropped from the side.

Leeds will start the game as big favourites for the cup tie, despite playing away from Elland Road.

The Yorkshire club have been in phenomenal form recently and have won four of their last five games in the Championship.

Monk’s side have emerged as serious promotion candidates this season and are currently occupying a play-off position as they sit fifth in the league table.

Leeds have turned their attention to the FA Cup on Monday and they come up against a strong Cambridge side that are in good form.

Cambridge are currently pushing for a play-off spot in League Two and have won seven of their last eight league games, so should prove a difficult opposition for Leeds.

In other Leeds team news, Pontus Jansson has sent a Twitter message to the club’s new signing.