After Saturday’s frustrating draw, Leeds head to face Manchester United’s C team in Salford.
GK – Illan Meslier – Our new keeper will wear the number one shirt and is likely to be thrown straight in tomorrow after being on the bench for the Forest game.
RB – Robbie Gotts – Gotts is very highly thought of in the academy and has featured in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad on numerous occasions. I’d expect him to make his first start against Salford.
CB – Gaetano Berardi – The combination of our lack of centre-backs with Bielsa’s clear admiration of Berardi, it’s an almost certainty that he’ll feature tomorrow.
CB – Liam Cooper – As much as it’d be good to see another academy star at CB, Bielsa will want to show the competition respect and Cooper is a good bet to lead the team out.
LB – Leif Davis – Bielsa appears to be a big fan of Leif “VERY GOOD” Davis. It’s seemingly a 50/50 decision between he and Alioski at left-back.
CDM – Alfie Mccalmont – Another of Leeds’ bright young talents from the academy who Bielsa rates highly. There’s no use risking Kalvin in a game that doesn’t really matter to us.
CM – Jamie Shackleton – One of the very few highlights from the playoffs. Shackleton will be a massive player for us this season, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s starting in the league sooner rather than later.
CAM – Matuesz Bogusz – The standout player from preseason, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to see him play in a competitive game. He’s great on the ball and has a cracking shot on him.
RW – Helder Costa – At last we will see our marquee signing start a game and with the level of opposition, he could tear them apart and we would absolutely love to see that.
LW – Jack Clarke – It’s tough to see Clarke playing too often for us in the league this year, which Spurs will be very happy with I’m sure, so why not give him a run-out in the cup?
ST – Eddie Nketiah – Bielsa confirmed Eddie will feature in some capacity. There’s some real excitement around seeing him play, we’ve really missed a pacy striker. If he’s as good as Arsenal think he is, it won’t be long until he starts over Bamford.