Leeds expected 4-3-3 v Hull: Two youngsters start
PREVIEW By Coral Barry
Steve Evans is expected to make changes for the trip to Hull on Saturday with Leeds aiming for their fourth consecutive league victory.
The feat would be the first time in seven years Leeds have won four on the bounce with the last time coming in 2009 when the Whites won promotion out of League One and back into the Championship.
Evans hinted this week that he is ready to alter the side that beat Wolves 2-1 on Tuesday night with Liam Bridcutt, Mirco Antenucci and Stuart Dallas all pushing for recalls to the starting eleven.
One man expected to be given the nod is 19-year-old Bailey Peacock-Farrell who made his first-team debut earlier this month in a 1-1 draw with QPR.
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Wide forward Lee Erwin, 22, made a rare start for the Whites last time out alongside Lewie Coyle as Evans looked to bolster a light squad that was missing Tom Adeyemi through illness and Alex Mowatt because of suspension.
Adeyemi is not likely to have recovered in time for the weekend while Mowatt is due to serve the last game of his three match ban.
Bridcutt played nine minutes on Tuesday night as he made his return from injury and is expected to reclaim his starting spot on Saturday.
Hull are almost certainly in line for a play-off spot sitting comfortably in fourth, but Football League’s Young Player of the Year, Lewis Coyle could look to take advantage of any complacency in the Tigers’ ranks.
It remains to be seen how serious Evans is about giving his youngsters an opportunity in the remaining three league games with speculation growing the Scotsman is fighting for his position as manager.
Leeds XI (possible): Peacock-Farrell; Berardi, Bamba, Cooper, Taylor; Bridcutt, Diagouraga, Cook; Dallas, Wood, Antenucci.