Misfiring Orta signing gone in two changes: Leeds expected XI v Sheffield Wednesday


Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom is expected to make two changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Reading last Saturday for the upcoming clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Liam Cooper is out again with injury, as is goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, but that’s one position that Heckingbottom has already decided on after saying “the jersey is his” about youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

He was one of the better players in the game last week and is expected to keep his place in the side with Felix Wiedwald to stay warming the bench,

Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kalvin Phillips should return to the side for Heckingbottom.

Here is the starting XI we expect Heckingbottom to put out in a match that doesn’t hold that much meaning for his side after recent results have put paid to a play-off push.

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Lasogga should come back in for striker Caleb Ekuban after the Orta summer signing has not found his feet yet.

The misfiring forward still hasn’t scored in the Championship in 12 attempts and is expected to make way for Lasogga.

Eunan O’Kane has been criticised heavily by fans in recent weeks and didn’t do himself any favours with the crowd after scoring an own goal last week.

He should drop to the bench, with Phillips taking his place in midfield.

The back four remains the same, as do the three in attacking midfield, while Adam Forshaw should retain his place in midfield.

He’s still looking for his first win in a Leeds shirt but fans have been impressed with his work rate and passion.

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