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19-y/o in: The Leeds defensive unit we expect to see against QPR following recent update

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Leeds United have had little luck when it comes to consistently naming a back four this season after their recent defensive injury crisis.

Marcelo Bielsa will be without Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi and Luke Ayling who are all unavailable for the match against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Cooper is expected to be out for six weeks having undergone knee surgery in the week, Dallas suffered a fracture in his foot in the win over Sheffield United last week.

Berardi is severing his second stint of the season on the sidelines with a serious hamstring tear and could be out until the new year.

And Ayling has knee ligament issues and is also expected to be out until January.

Tom Pearce, too, albeit an infrequent option under Bielsa, is out with a metatarsal injury.

With so few first-choice options at the back, it could be a depleted backline for Leeds this weekend.

Whoever starts will play ahead of first-choice stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

And Bielsa will be looking ahead to the clash at Elland Road and pick the best back four available to him.

With that said, here’s the defensive unit we expect to see against QPR after the recent injury update from the club.

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