By Derek Smithson
Leeds United are expected to make two changes to their side when they face Millwall on Saturday in the Championship.
The Whites travel to The Den for a league encounter and will be looking to strengthen their position at the top of the table.
Thomas Christiansen’s side beat Birmingham 2-0 in their last match to continue their unbeaten start to the season, but the manager is set to make two changes from that starting XI.
Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas are both expected to be recalled to the side after making positive impacts off the bench against Birmingham.
That means that Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez are set to make way from the starting line-up as the manager continues his rotation policy in the wide area.
Hernandez is set to get a rest after being a mainstay so far in the season and the 32-year-old will have to be used wisely by Christiansen.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Alioski has suffered a slight dip in form since domestic football resumed after the international break and was an unused substitute against Burton.
The left winger grafted hard in the mid-week clash against Birmingham, but lacked the final ball in the attacking area and is set to be benched for goalscorer Dallas.
Leeds are set to stick with what is becoming a very settled back-line, with goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald keeping six consecutive clean sheets in the league.
Luke Ayling and Vurnon Anita are set to continue in the full-back area, meaning Gaetano Berardi has to wait patiently on the bench.
Liam Cooper is expected to recover from a minor injury against Birmingham and is likely to partner Pontus Jansson at centre-back.
Leeds constantly changed the central midfielders last season, but Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips have cemented their positions in the side this year.
Roofe is set to slot into the right wing in place of Hernandez and already has five goals across all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, Dallas is set to get his chance to impress from the start in place of Alioski and is getting a look-in under manager Christiansen.
That leaves Samu Saiz to continue in the number 10 role and the in-form attacker will want to continue his goalscoring run against Millwall.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga is expected to once again lead the line for the Yorkshire giants and is turning out to be a very smart summer addition.
In other Leeds United news, Eddie Gray has hailed the impact of this attacker this season.