Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has made two forced changes for tonight’s second leg Championship play-off semi-final against Derby.
Casilla, Dallas, Cooper, Berardi, Ayling, Phillips, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison, Hernandez, Bamford pic.twitter.com/JKrFQxhuHz
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 15, 2019
The Whites have a one goal lead going into the clash, thanks to a fine strike from Kemar Roofe, however the forward misses out tonight with a calf injury.
He has been replaced by Patrick Bamford, who is available after serving a two-game ban for deceiving a match official.
Elsewhere, midfielder Adam Forshaw is out after picking up a knock at Pride Park and Jamie Shackleton is handed a chance in midfield, after impressing as a sub when the former Middlesbrough man went off on Saturday.
The other notable bit of team news is that influential defender Pontus Jansson is back in the squad but he has had to settle for a place on the bench, with Gaetano Berardi continuing at centre-back alongside Liam Cooper.
Otherwise, they’re unchanged and the fans are pleased to see Shackleton get a chance and with the XI selected by Bielsa.
Here’s some of the reaction on twitter…
Shackleton is freed
— George (@GeorgeWIufc) May 15, 2019
EXACTLY the line up it should be!
COME ON BOYS!!!!!!!
— Ryan (@RazzaMOT91) May 15, 2019
I know he's not done brilliantly but let's really get behind bamford. We really need him to fire on all cylinders tonight. Let's not get on his back let's cheer him and the rest of lads on to get the job done!!! #LEEDS #ALAW #MOT
— Johnny Pickersgill (@johnnypleeds) May 15, 2019
Great to see Shackleton start he deserves it. Massive game sure they’ll all stand up!
— Nick Morley (@NikMorley) May 15, 2019
Our lack of bench is disturbing
— Alec Brew (@onemore_brewski) May 15, 2019
Beradi???? Come on you Patrick Bamford !!xMOT????????
— Donna@LS11???????? (@DonnaL75) May 15, 2019
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Love to have seen Edmondson on the bench but hey ho. Let's go Leeds! Massive game ⚪????
— Decky Quinn (@DeckyQuinn) May 15, 2019