By Matt Farr
Garry Monk has made three changes to his Leeds side to face Norwich in the Championship on Saturday.
Gaetano Berardi, Stuart Dallas and Eunan O’Kane all come into the starting eleven, following the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion a week ago.
Kalvin Phillips, Charlie Taylor and Souleymane Doukara are the three players who drop to the bench, with eight players retaining their places in the side.
Leeds announced their confirmed line-up on the club’s official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
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Doukara, 23, is axed by Monk having scored just one goal for the club in his last 16 Championship appearances, while O’Kane is preferred to partner Ronaldo Vieira in midfield, a position that has been heavily rotated of late.
The defeat left Leeds on the brink of missing out in the promotion race, having fallen three points behind the play-offs with two games remaining.
But Monk is refusing to give up on his pursuit of bringing Premier League football back to Elland Road, and has named a strong starting eleven to get the required result against Norwich.
A win for Leeds could keep them in contention for a play-off place at the end of the season, but they will still be left trailing if rivals Fulham, who are sixth, are victorious against Brentford.
In other Leeds team news, Luciano Becchio has sent a passionate message to the club ahead of their Norwich clash.