Leeds expected 4-2-3-1 v Barnsley: Youngster overlooked in one change
By Amir Mir
Leeds could make one change to their side that takes on Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday evening.
Garry Monk’s side recorded a 1-0 win against fellow promotion chasers Derby last Friday and they will be looking to continue their promotion run with three points against the Tykes.
Midfielder Ronaldo Vieira, who started the last fixture, could miss out with Kalvin Phillps coming into the team.
It means youngster Vieira could be overlooked as Phillips is selected to start alongside the experienced head of Liam Bridcutt.
Striker Chris Wood, who has been the Whites main goalscoring threat this season netting 14 league goals, could start up top.
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Playmaker Pablo Hernandez, who impressed against Derby, could maintain his place in the starting line-up.
As a result, Monk might decide to call upon Kemar Roofe and Souleymane Doukara as his other creative options as the attacking duo will be looking to maintain their place in the team.
Gaetano Berardi and Luke Ayling could be deployed as the full-backs with Lewie Coyle possibly aiming to impress central defensive partner Kyle Bartley.
Goalkeeper Rob Green could keep his place between the sticks as he will be hoping to secure his third consecutive clean sheet in the league.
The Yorkshire club are currently six points behind the automatic places, however, only two points separates them and sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
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