Leeds expected 4-2-3-1 v Birmingham: Attacking trio axed in four changes
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Garry Monk is expected to make four changes to his Leeds team for Friday evening’s Championship clash against Birmingham.
The Yorkshire giants will heading to the Midlands this week as they look to earn their second consecutive victory.
Their last outing saw them earn a vital 1-0 victor over Yorkshire and play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday, but several players could set for the chop.
Monk has ensured his team have a lot of depth in the attacking midfield positions and after each of Hadi Sacko, Pablo Hernandez and Souleymane Doukara struggled to get a foothold of the game against Wednesday the attacking trio are likely to be axed.
This is then expected to see Alfonso Pedraza, Stuart Dallas and Kemar Roofe come into the team with the young manager so far proving reluctant to start January addition Modou Barrow.
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Monk is likely to make one more change too with young talent Ronaldo Vieria expected to come into the midfield for Eunan O’Kane in a rotation system.
Monk shared in his press conference on Wednesday afternoon that star defender Charlie Taylor was in contention for the clash against Birmingham.
However, it is likely that the manager will keep the usually dependable Gaetano Berardi in the left-back position with the 23-year-old having not played since mid-December.
With no other notable omissions from the team Leeds fans will be hoping their team remains without any serious injuries with their side sat in fourth place with 12 games left.
Additionally, the supporters will be expecting their team to earn all three points against a side who have lost five of their last seven league matches.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk has responded to reports linking star man to this Premier League club.