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Two changes for today's Boxing Day battle against Leeds United

26 December 2018

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Tony Mowbray has made two changes to his starting XI for today's game against Leeds United at Elland Road.

Derrick Williams and Jack Rodwell come into the team, with Harrison Reed and Richie Smallwood dropping to the bench, in a change of formation for the clash against the Whites.

It's expected that Mowbray's men will begin with a system of three at the back, with Darragh Lenihan, Charlie Mulgrew and Williams all playing as centre backs, with Ryan Nyambe and Amari'i Bell being utilised as wing backs.

Corry Evans starts for the 150th time for the club, whilst there are milestones for Lenihan and Williams, who make their 100th and 200th career league starts, respectively.

Rodwell is likely to slot into midfield, behind a front three of Adam Armstrong, Bradley Dack and Danny Graham.

Hosts Leeds make one change to their team, as Barry Douglas comes into the side in place of Leif Davis at left back.

Marcelo Bielsa will also be without Samu Saiz, who is set to join Spanish side Getafe on loan.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 3pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling (c), Douglas, Forshaw, Roofe, Alioski, Jansson, Hernandez, Harrison, Phillips, Klich.

Substitutes: Huffer, Baker, Davis, Shackleton, Clarke, Halme, Gotts

Rovers: Raya, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Williams, Bell, Evans, Rodwell, Armstrong, Dack, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Reed, Smallwood, Rothwell, Downing, Palmer, Nuttall.

Referee: Stephen Martin.


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