Date: 24th February 2018 at 10:42am
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Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom must make three changes to the side that drew with Derby on Wednesday in order to field his best possible 11 against Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Whites must axe the first team duo of Laurens De Bock and Kemar Roofe after poor performances in the four-goal stalemate at Pride Park while it seems Pablo Hernandez may have to miss out with injury.

Influential playmaker Samuel Saiz should start, as well as Vurnon Anita and Ezgjan Alioski.

Felix Wiedwald should keep his place in goal behind a back four of Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson and Anita, who must play at left-back as he proved he can do a good job there earlier in the season.

Adam Forshaw and Ronaldo Vieira must remain unchanged in the centre of midfield.

Alioski should start on the right wing and Stuart Dallas on the left with Saiz in the No 10 role behind the in-form Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Leeds go into their clash against Brentford without a win in 2018.

The Whites have drawn their last two Championship fixtures 2-2, showing signs that Heckingbottom has stopped the rot, however will be high on confidence after hammering Birmingham 5-0 earlier this week.

In other Leeds United news, owner Andrea Radrizzani has sent a Twitter message to fans about the draw against Derby.

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