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5 changes: The Millwall XI we expect Rowett to pick for tonight’s clash with Leeds

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Tonight sees Leeds United welcome Millwall to Elland Road in what is sure to be a fiercely fought contest between two sides who are not too fond of one another.

The Lions came out on top earlier in the season, a match which saw Whites’ defender Gaetano Berardi controversially sent off after conceding the match-winning penalty.

But heading into this one it is Marcelo Bielsa’s men who sit in a much stronger position, currently occupying second-place in the division whilst Millwall sit in tenth place.

The Londoners always fancy themselves when they are the underdogs, however, and you can bet that they will be quietly confident of coming away from Yorkshire with a result.

Here, we take a look at the line-up Gary Rowett is likely to select for the trip…

Following their defeat to Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday, Rowett will be keen to see his side bounce back to the impressive form shown in the Championship.

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And that will most likely see him make five changes to the side that took on the Blades.

The former Stoke boss is expected to revert to a 3-4-3 formation which will likely see Alex Pearce, Jake Cooper and Shaun Hutchinson line-up in front of the club’s new permanent goalkeeper, Bartosz Bialkowski, after the Lions agreed a permanent transfer with Ipswich this week.

Operating at left wing-back will be Murray Wallace. It is not the centre-back’s most natural position but he has impressed when deployed there so far under Rowett and, in a match where they are likely to be on the back-foot, a more defensive presence out wide may not be a bad idea.

On his opposing side will be Mahlon Romeo, adding some more attacking impetus from right wing-back, with Ryan Woods and Shaun Williams looking set to start together in midfield.

Jed Wallace will move forward to the right of a front-three with Conor Mahoney taking up the role on the opposite side.

Who Rowett picks as the focal point of their attack is possibly toughest to predict, however we think he will opt for the more physical presence of Matt Smith against a Leeds defence who have struggled against such figures before.


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