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1st Jan, 2017 | 6:01pm

Ronaldo Vieira starts in Monk 4-2-3-1: Leeds best possible XI to face Rotherham

By Amir Mir

Garry Monk should make four changes when his Leeds side take on Rotherham on Monday afternoon at Elland Road.

The Whites drew their last fixture 1-1 when Pontus Jansson’s headed goal earned them a point against their promotion rivals Aston Villa.

As a result, Monk should make four changes to his starting XI with Ronaldo Vieira, Chris Wood, Pablo Hernandez and Kyle Bartley all coming into the starting XI.

Kalvin Phillips, Souleymane Doukara, Stuart Dallas and Liam Cooper should make way for the Yorkshire derby.

Midfielder Vieira would provide a much-needed freshness to the midfield as he partners Liam Bridcutt in the middle of the park.

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Additionally, striker Wood should be selected to lead the line after he made a substitute appearance at Villa Park following his return from injury.

Winger Hernandez must start to provide the creativity for the team, with Kemar Roofe in behind Wood and Hadi Sacko, who impressed during the last fixture, starting on the right.

At the back, the experienced Bartley must return for Cooper, who’s mistake in the previous game resulted in the opposition scoring a late equaliser.

Bartley should partner the ever impressive Jansson at the heart of the club’s defence, with Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi as full-backs.

Goalkeeper Rob Green must continue between the sticks after he pulled off some crucial saves against Villa last time out.

In other Leeds news, Pontus Jansson’s girlfriend posted this message about his future at the club.