Leeds expected 4-2-3-1 v Wolves: Midfielder axed in two changes
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Garry Monk is expected to make two changes to his Leeds team which is set to take on Wolves at Elland Road on Monday evening.
The Yorkshire giants are coming off the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw gained at St. James’ Park against Newcastle on Friday evening in a quick turnaround of fixtures.
However, certain sections of the Leeds eleven picked up criticism after the match and the one who received most of the anger from supporters was Kavlin Phillips.
It is now expected that the youngster will be axed from the team to face Wolves with summer signing Eunan O’Kane favoured to come into the midfield over Ronaldo Vieira due to his experience at this late stage of the Championship campaign.
Meanwhile, the more attacking Charlie Taylor is likely to displace the defensively sound Gaetano Berardi in two changes for Leeds.
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Goalkeeper Rob Green is one of the guaranteed names on the Leeds team sheet and he will be looking to keep his 16th clean sheet of the campaign.
Meanwhile, in defence Pontus Jansson is expected to line out despite being on a disciplinary tightrope with Monk likely of the mindset that if he picks up a yellow on Monday then his suspension will be up by the time the play-offs come around.
Usual names Luke Ayling and Kyle Bartley are also expected to be named in the back four alongside Taylor with Liam Bridcutt and O’Kane protecting them in the centre of the park.
The midfield duo will also be looking to feed a likely unchanged attacking midfield three in Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and loanee Alfonso Pedraza and the trio will be hoping to help goal machine Chris Wood add to his 25 league goals upfront.
In other Leeds news, the Whites’ move for this top-flight centre-back is live.