Leeds are set to field a fresh line-up as Marcelo Bielsa faces his first cup game in England on Tuesday night. He has confirmed he’ll change the team up, the likes of Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison will make full competitive debuts as well as some youngsters coming in with the chance to impress.
Patrick Bamford was sent on at 1-4 last night so he was always going to struggle to make an impact. Jack Harrison was in a similar position when he was subbed on against Stoke last weekend and both Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman have had game time either through the summer, or in Lewis Baker’s case, off the bench in both games so far this season. All four should start, and they will be joined by a host of youngsters most probably.
Tom Pearce, Conor Shaughnessy, Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton could also start the game, at least a couple will. Pearce will probably start at left-back unless Marcelo Bielsa decides to keep Barry Douglas in that role to give him more game-time. Pontus Jansson will almost certainly start the game after a late return after the World Cup. He may well partner the player who he’ll end up playing with in time or Conor Shaughnessy, unless Kalvin Phillips is put at centre-back.
Going forward Jamie Shackleton will probably play the midfield role between the lines and Lewis Baker just in front of him. Jack Clarke will hopefully get a chance but Tyler Roberts and Jack Harrison most likely will start the game in the wide areas and anything apart from Patrick Bamford up front would be a shock. Ryan Edmondson will also likely be involved, the youngster had an impressive pre-season under Marcelo Bielsa.