By Emma Sanders

Leeds should make one change to the side which faced Preston in the 4-1 victory at Deepdale when they take on Aston Villa on Thursday evening.

Chris Wood should be handed his 27th appearance of the season after coming on as a substitute on Boxing Day and it should be attacker Stuart Dallas who makes way.

Wood, 25, should start up front ahead of an attacking trio which contains Monday’s goal-scorers Kemar Roofe, Souleymane Doukara and Hadi Sacko.

Kalvin Phillips should also retain his place in the centre of midfield after starting alongside Liam Bridcutt in the 4-1 victory against Preston.

The 21-year-old performed well alongside the skipper and should be joined in the starting XI by regular centre-back pairing Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson.

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The defensive duo should line-up alongside full-back regulars Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi, while Robert Green is the best choice to have in between the sticks.

Pablo Hernandez misses out despite scoring against Preston but he should be used as a substitute.

Leeds currently sit in fifth place in the Championship table and will be hoping to secure their fourth straight victory in the league.

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