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Leeds United team news as Javi Gracia makes two changes to face Nottingham Forest

Javi Gracia has made two changes to his Leeds United side to face Nottingham Forest at Elland Road this evening. The Whites fell back into the Premier League’s bottom three last night, but they have the opportunity to move two points clear by bouncing back to winning ways against Steve Cooper’s side.

The head coach has opted to bring Patrick Bamford back into the starting XI to lead the line. The striker dropped out of the line-up over the weekend, but he’ll be keen to make an impact against his boyhood club this evening in what can only be seen as a hugely important clash.

Weston McKennie comes back into the side after being dropped for Saturday’s clash at Arsenal. The American starts in midfield alongside Marc Roca, while Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra look set to line up on the wings.

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Crysencio Summerville and Rasmus Kristensen are the two to drop out, despite their impressive showings against the Gunners. They’re on the bench alongside Wilfried Gnonto, who has beaten a sprained ankle to make tonight’s squad.

Gnonto picked up the injury while on international duty with Italy and but he’s fit enough to at least be named on the bench. Rodrigo is also on the bench.

The striker hasn’t started a game since the Whites saw off Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup, but he’s edging closer and he’s bound to get the nod at some point this evening.

Leeds United: Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Weston McKennie, Marc Roca; Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford

Bench: Joel Robles, Rasmus Kristensen, Liam Cooper, Sam Greenwood, Wilfried Gnonto, Darko Gyabi, Crysencio Summerville, Rodrigo, Georginio Rutter.


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