Leeds are fielding five players who have come through the academy tonight against one of the best sides in the division. Samu Saiz is benched again, as is Lasogga. Vurnon Anita is dropped in favour of Tom Pearce which is probably the correct decision, as Matthew Pennington and Eunan O’Kane return to the squad.
Team To Play Aston Villa
GK – Baily Peacock-Farrell – Going to be a busy night you would think.
RB – Stuart Dallas – What other option do we have really?
CB – Matthew Pennington – If ever he needed to step up in a Leeds shirt., tonight’s the night.
CB – Paudie O’Connor – Played very well in his two games, hopefully doesn’t get bogged down tonight.
LB – Tom Pearce – And so he should start over Vurnon Anita. Will be up against Robert Snodgrass, it will be a steep learning curve.
CM – Ronaldo Vieira – Such an important player tonight, has been playing much better.
CM – Kalvin Phillips – Needs to get forward and support tonight, we need him and Vieira to get stuck in early.
RW – Gjanni Alioksi – If ever we needed an outlet.
CAM/LW – Could be playing either role, the key tonight, if he gets given the ball.
LW/CAM – Kemar Roofe – Retains place after scoring on his first start after returning from injury.
ST – Caleb Ekuban – Keeps his place despite recent struggles.