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23rd Aug, 2016 | 10:48am

Serie A loanee to start in Monk 4-2-3-1: Best Leeds XI to face Luton Town

By Will Butcher

Leeds manager Garry Monk is expected to make wholesale changes to his side, as they prepare to face League Two side Luton Town in the second round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

Sweden international Pontus Jansson is expected to make his first Whites appearance after completing a loan deal from Serie A side Torino last week.

Jansson could be one of seven changes to Leeds starting eleven from Saturday, as Monk looks to keep his squad fresh for Saturday’s league match against Nottingham Forest.

Elsewhere, Luke Murphy continues to be left in the dark by Monk, as does French midfielder Toumani Diagouraga.

Full-backs Charlie Taylor and Luke Ayling are set to play through tiredness, as back-up right-back Gaetano Berardi is still out with a hamstring injury. Contract rebel Taylor is without competition at left-back.

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Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay reported, via his Twitter account, that former Swansea boss Monk spoke highly of outcasts Marco Silvestri and Souleymane Doukara in his pre-match press conference, and they could start.

Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas is expected to be given a chance to prove his fitness after being left out of the matchday squad to face Sheffield Wednesday, while Kemar Roofe comes in for Hadi Sacko.

Goalscoring duo Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood will be given a rest after playing in all five of the Whites’ opening fixtures, while Sol Bamba is expected to captain the side.

Monk’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system is likely, as he looks to improve the squad’s understanding of it before using it in the Championship.

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