Leeds news: Starting line-up to face Wigan at the DW Stadium

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7th May, 2017 | 11:01am

Leeds confirmed line-up v Wigan: Monk makes one change as 21-year-old starts

By Will Butcher

Garry Monk has made one change to his Leeds side to face Graham Barrow’s Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium in the Championship’s final round of matches.

Leeds drew 3-3 last time out against Norwich, and will be hoping to finish the season on a high after disappointingly dropping out of the play-off places last month.

Sweden international Pontus Jansson has dropped out through suspension, so Luke Ayling moves to centre-back and 21-year-old Lewie Coyle fills in on the right side of defence.

Leeds posted the team news on their official Twitter account prior to the match.

A run of only one win in seven games has seen Leeds lose their grip on the Championship’s top six, and will remain in England’s second tier next year but for a huge swing.

Leeds must win and sixth placed Fulham must lose, with 14 goals in goal difference changing hands before the final whistle is blown later this afternoon.

Wigan come into the match without a win in their last three matches, losing to Reading and Brighton as well as drawing against Cardiff but could look to go one better than the reverse fixture.

Shaun MacDonald scored a 90th-minute equaliser at Elland Road to secure a 1-1 draw against the Yorkshire giants, after the Championship’s top scorer Chris Wood had put Leeds in front.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has made this claim about Monk’s future in the managerial helm at Elland Road.

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