Leeds confirmed line-up v QPR: 23-year-old axed
By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has made four changes to his Leeds side to face QPR on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire giants play host to Ian Holloway’s QPR with the chance to climb to third in the Championship table, if they secure their 21st league win of the season.
Monk has decided to leave out 23-year-old Charlie Taylor, bringing Luke Ayling back into the side. Gaetano Berardi moves to left-back after a spell of good form.
Reshuffling his attack, Monk has decided to recall Pablo Hernandez after resting him against Fulham on Tuesday night, while top scorer Chris Wood returns after a minor calf problem.
Kemar Roofe and Ronaldo Vieira also return, while Hadi Sacko, Souleymane Doukara and the suspended Kalvin Phillips join Taylor in being omitted from the starting eleven.
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Leeds announced their starting line-up on their official Twitter account prior to the match.
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The side sees Kemar Roofe keep his place in the side after starting against Fulham on Tuesday night, while Sacko and Doukara drop to the bench.
Goalkeeper Rob Green is set to make his 600th career league appearance in between the sticks against one of his former sides in QPR.
The Whites must keep former Leeds target man Matt Smith quiet, who is likely to challenge both Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson with his renowned aerial prowess.
A win for Monk’s side could see them climb to third and within nine points of the automatic promotion places, if Huddersfield lose to Brentford at home.