By David Woods

22nd Aug, 2017 | 6:45pm

Confirmed Leeds United line-up v Newport County: Saiz benched in nine changes

By Harry Sykes

Thomas Christiansen has named his starting XI for the second round Carabao Cup match against Newport County at Elland Road.

Leeds are obviously without the two recently departed players, striker Chris Wood and former captain Liam Bridcutt.

They completed moves to Burnley and Nottingham Forest respectively, and with striker Caleb Ekuban also out with injury, it has left Leeds light up top.

However, Christiansen will be hoping that the players he’s started are good enough to progress past their League 2 opposition.

It’s a heavily changed line-up from Saturday’s game though, with nine changes from the side that faced Sunderland.

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The team line-up was announced on the official Leeds Twitter page ahead of the kick-off on Tuesday evening.

Striker Wood was left out of the squad that beat Sunderland in the Championship 2-0 on Saturday in a dramatic exit from the club.

The manager confirmed after the game that would move fast to bring a new striker into Elland Road before the summer transfer window shut.

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