On the back of three straight wins, Leeds have been hit with yet more injury troubles. Both Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas are out for the foreseeable future and all of a sudden, Leeds have two senior defenders fit, both of which have been injured already this season. Who will start against QPR, let’s get into it…
GK – Bailey Peacock-Farrell – Not the most convincing performance in the world against Sheffield United but he got the job done.
Into the defence…
RB – Jamie Shackleton – Leeds are very quickly running out of options at right-back. Luckily we have another talented youngster to fit right in.
CB – Pontus Jansson – Given the injury to Cooper, we could really use Jansson stepping up as a leader even more than he already is and guide Shackleton through games.
CB – Aapo Halme – QPR usually play with one striker meaning KP can go back to his usual role in defensive midfield. Halme has looked solid if a little nervy so far in his short Leeds career, he’s got a massive role to play this season.
LB – Barry Douglas – A Barry Douglas goal is coming soon, I can assure you. That left-peg can do magical things.
Into the midfield…
CDM – Kalvin Phillips – After spending a lot of time in defence lately, it’ll be nice to see KP a bit higher up the pitch, his passing has been missed.
CM – Mateusz Klich – This is pretty much a choice between he and Forshaw and at home I’d much rather go with Klich for the extra creativity and goal threat.
CAM – Samu Saiz – It’s time. We’ve been not so great going forward in recent games, not that it’s affected results, QPR is exactly the sort of game where Samu can shine.
Into the attack…
RW – Pablo Hernandez – I can’t get over the fact we’ve had Pablo for such a long time when he’s quite clearly the best player in the Championship. A King.
LW – Jack Clarke – Alioski has been taken off at half time in consecutive games. It’s time to give Clarke a good 60 minutes and be 4-0 up by the time he’s ran himself out.
ST – Kemar Roofe – Even when Roofe doesn’t score he’s one of our best players, the progress he’s made this year is phenomenal. It’ll be nice to have Bamford back soon as well for some healthy competition.