Leeds United after international breaks could be described as a disaster in all honesty. We rarely win, rarely perform and it normally takes us a couple of games to get ourselves going again. This time we have games that represent a chance to put that right, like we have been doing with other long-standing records in the last couple of years.
Leeds will probably have to make changes tomorrow, at least one we are expecting. Eunan O’Kane looks a doubt for the game and that will mean a change in the middle of the park but will the temptation of a new signing persuade Thomas Christiansen to shake things up in other areas? Pierre-Michel Lasogga seems intent on making his debut, will that be from the start or as a substitute, in my eyes it will be the latter. I think Roofe will get the nod up front in what is sure to be a tough game. people may think that Burton are a walkover but that will not be the case, they are packed full of Championship experience and will know how to frustrate the crowd, it’s down to Christiansen to make sure a repeat of the two league games at Elland Road doesn’t happen again.
Burton will sit players behind the ball but will probably play a front two with some pace. Marvin Sordell is the most likely to start of all the forward players and if they do go for two then it will be Joe Mason or Lucas Akins up there with him. The likes of Jake Buxton, Stephen Warnock, Luke Murphy and Kyle McFadzen all provide a wealth of experience but Murphy will not be eligible as he is currently on loan from Leeds. Nigel Clough has a very good record against Leeds as a manager from both Derby and last season he won a crucial game between both clubs at the Pirelli Stadium, a 2-0 win which ended our play-off hopes and meant that they would be staying in the second tier of English football for another year.
Leeds – Samu Saiz
Burton – Marvin Sordell
And finally, here is the XI that I would start for tomorrow’s game. The big change would be replacing Eunan O’Kane with Ronaldo Vieira.