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Early team news emerges ahead of shootout between Leeds and Sheffield United



All eyes will be on Elland Road tomorrow afternoon when two of the automatic promotion contenders meet in the Championship.

Leeds United host Sheffield United at high-noon as the two gunslingers battle it out for the bounty of three precious points to aid their Premier League prospects.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have a slight advantage over their visitors tomorrow.

The Whites trump the Blades by two points, and sit ahead of them in second, occupying the final automatic slot to the top flight.

Chris Wilder’s men are on a nine-game unbeaten, having won six of their previous ten games – including two in a row after a goalless draw with rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds, meanwhile, have won three in a row and five of their previous six.

It’s all set up to be a classic between the pair as they both look to lay a marker down in the promotion race with eight games to go following the conclusion of this bout.

Ahead of the match, early team news emerged from both camps via Sky Sports.

Leeds are set to name an unchanged since for the sixth game in a row with no new injury concerns or suspensions for Bielsa.

Jack Clarke could return to the bench following illness and a run-out for the U23s in midweek.

Kemar Roofe and midfielder Adam Forshaw are both edging closer to fitness, but remain unavailable due to respective knee injuries

For the Blades, Gary Madine will start the first game of a three-match suspension having been shown a straight red in the win over Brentford in mid-week.

Billy Sharp will return to the starting XI after being on the bench for the last two games as he looks set to captain the side once more.

David McGoldrick, Mark Duffy and defender Martin Cranie are among those pushing for recalls ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s clash.

The verdict

This one looks sure to be a cracker and with Leeds naming an unchanged side, it will either be a genius decision or one that will backfire on Bielsa with so many games played in a short space of time.

Wilder is set to welcome back Sharp who has a habit of netting against his former side.

It is the most crucial game of the campaign for both sides, and one neither will want to lose.

This is sure to be an epic contest with so much to play for; it is impossible to call the outcome of it.

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