Date: 23rd October 2017 at 5:19pm
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By Danny Wright

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen is expected to make seven changes to his side to face Leicester in the League Cup at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night having suggested he will reshuffle the pack this week.

Coming off the back of a 3-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday and with a derby clash with Sheffield United on the horizon, Christiansen will most likely recall some of the players who he has previously used in League Cup run so far this season to keep first-teamers fresh and fringe players happy.

Vurnon Anita, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko and Jay-Roy Grot are all expected to be handed starting spots against managerless Premier League side Leicester in a similar-looking side to the one that beat Burnley on penalties at Turf Moor last month.

Andy Lonergan is expected to keep his place in goal, perhaps with the view to bringing Felix Wiedwald back into the fold against Sheffield United this weekend after a spell on the sidelines.

The ex-Wolves goalkeeper is likely to started behind a back four of Anita, Matthew Pennington, captain Liam Cooper and Borthwick-Jackson.

Christiansen has confirmed that the Manchester United loanee will be back in his squad against the Foxes and it is likely that he will start with Gaetano Berardi suspended.

Ronaldo Vieira and Klich have worked well next to each other in midfield in previous League Cup wins and they could start behind Hernandez in the No 10 role.

Roofe and Sacko are expected to start on the wings with Stuart Dallas still unavailable due to a family bereavement while Jay-Roy Grot is most likely to be handed a start as the lone striker.

Leeds are known to make big changes to their sides for the League Cup clashes and other players who may be involved include Pawel Cibicki and Conor Shaugnessy.

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