Javi Gracia has made three changes to his Leeds United starting XI to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon. The Whites can move five points clear of the Premier League drop zone with a result in west London and they’ll be desperate to draw a line under their heavy defeats to Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
Liam Cooper makes his first start since the arrival of the head coach back on February. The club captain has only made one appearance under the Spaniard, but Gracia will be hoping his experience and leadership can help shore up what has been an extremely leaky backline in recent weeks.
Max Wober returns to the starting line-up for the first time since picking up a thigh injury whilst on international duty with Austria last month. The defender looks set to play at left-back with Junior Firpo dropping out of the side.
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Pascal Struijk also drops out of the line-up with Gracia naming him on the bench. Wilfried Gnonto has been overlooked for a starting spot once more, with Brenden Aaronson and Jack Harrison keeping their spots in the side, while Crysencio Summerville comes into the side in favour of Luis Sinisterra, who appeared to pick up a slight knock last time out.
Patrick Bamford is fit enough to be named on the bench after missing Monday night’s game against Liverpool.
Leeds United: Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Max Wober; Weston McKennie, Marc Roca; Crysencio Summerville, Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison; Rodrigo.
Bench: Joel Robles, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo, Pascal Struijk, Luis Sinisterra, Adam Forshaw, Wilfried Gnonto, Patrick Bamford, Georginio Rutter.