Senior player axed in two changes, £4.5m man returns: Leeds expected XI v QPR
Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom is expected to make two changes to his side for the Championship finale against QPR at Elland Road on Sunday.
Senior player Kemar Roofe is expected to be axed as Jay-Roy Grot may finally be handed a league start up front.
Ronaldo Vieira could also drop out of the side that lost 2-1 at Norwich last week, with January signing Adam Forshaw likely to make a full return from injury after coming off the bench in the last two games.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell is expected to keep hold of his spot between the sticks behind an unchanged back-four of Tom Pearce, Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson and Matthew Pennington.
Injuries and suspensions mean that Pennington is likely to continue at right-back while Heckingbottom is not expected to drop Cooper or Jansson to hand Paudie O’Connor a start.
Forshaw, who was signed for £4.5million from Middlesbrough in January, may partner Kalvin Phillips in the centre of midfield after he scored the opening goal at Norwich last week.
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Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski could hang on to their places on the wings while Samuel Saiz could start in the No 10 role.
Roofe has been Heckingbottom’s preferred choice as striker in the past few games, but he could drop out and make way for Grot on Sunday as there’s a chance that the manager will want a look at the young members of the squad.
The form of Caleb Ekuban and Pierre-Michel Lasogga suggests that they will not get the nod to start up front, meaning the Dutchman may get his chance to prove his worth.
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