Leeds travel south tomorrow to face an in-form Luton Town side in the League Cup. The League 2 side have started the season well and dumped Aston Villa out of the cup in the last round. It’s not an easy place to visit and Monk insists he will be putting out a strong side in order to continue the momentum built up with the draw against Fulham and win away at Sheffield Wednesday.
Gaetano Berardi is the only player unavailable but I would expect to see some changes as we face a 3rd trip away in seven days as we visit Nottingham Forest this Saturday. Players such as Luke Murphy and Toumani Diagouraga seem to be frozen out and probably won’t make an appearance but others currently in the rotation system used by Garry Monk may well get a chance to come into the side.
Souleymane Doukara, Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe all came off the bench on Saturday and could find themselves in the team. Although I wouldn’t start Doukara I think he may well play if Monk sticks with the 4-4-2 formation that we’ve had in our last few games. At the back Pontus Jansson is available and could make his debut, Bamba may well play too although I see no reason to start him when we have three others who can play. Marco Silvestri could also start after forcing his way back into the squad.
Liam Bridcutt could probably do with the game-time although he looked very much in shape in Sheffield at the weekend. If Cooper and Bamba don’t play then he may well find himself with the captains armband.
One To Watch – Cameron McGeehan – Young central midfielder who scores goals and is a favourite at Luton. Started his career at Fulham and Chelsea but never made any senior appearances. Will be wearing number 8.
My Starting XI
Coyle Jansson Cooper Taylor
Dallas Hernandez Roofe