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Jansson returns: The Leeds United XI that we expect Bielsa to play tomorrow v Derby

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Leeds United host Derby County in the second-leg of their Championship play-off semi-final on Wednesday evening, where Marcelo Bielsa’s side have a one goal advantage. 

The Whites will be hoping to book their spot at Wembley for the play-off final with a positive result against Frank Lampard’s side in what will be a fiercely-contested battle between the two Championship heavyweights.

See how we can expect Bielsa’s side to line-up for this crunch clash at Elland Road.

Kiko Casilla will be expected to retain his place in the side, despite some poor recent showings which have lead to some calls for Bailey Peacock-Farrell to return to the starting XI.

Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling are certain starters for this one, with their attacking instincts proving to be a real handful for Derby to cope with in the first-leg.

We could see a change in the centre of the defence, with Pontus Jansson coming back into the side in place of Gaetano Berardo if the Swedish international wins his race against time to be fit.

Jansson missed the first-leg, but Marcelo Bielsa revealed that the club’s medical department will make a decision on his fitness on Tuesday.

There could also be a change in the centre of midfield, with Adam Forshaw being ruled out with an injury picked up early into the win over Derby at the weekend.

Jamie Shackleton will almost certainly replace him, as he hardly put a foot wrong after coming on as Forshaw’s replacement.

The youngster will be a real attacking threat for the Whites on Wednesday evening, as they look to seal their place in the play-off final.

Patrick Bamford is likely to return to the starting XI, after serving his two-match suspension for his dive against Aston Villa late into their league campaign.

He’s likely to replace Kemar Roofe in Bielsa’s side, as the Leeds boss admitted that the former Oxford United striker is set to miss out with a calf problem.

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