Leeds United’s U23 side are in action once again tonight, with several first-team players involved in some capacity for Carlos Corberan’s team.
There are starts for Barry Douglas and Gaetano Berardi in the defence, whilst Izzy Brown is also set for a run-out, with the on-loan Chelsea man starting down the left flank.
Interestingly, Jack Clarke is only on the bench as he continues his comeback after he was taken ill against Middlesbrough last month.
The talented teenager played for the U23s in the week but is only on the bench tonight, with Marcelo Bielsa perhaps wanting to see him having a shorter run out ahead of Saturday’s game against Sheffield United.
Elsewhere, Jamie Shackleton is also a sub but Aapo Halme is surprisingly not involved.
Given the crucial nature of the weekend game, those involved tonight will be desperate to prove they are ready and available to feature if needed.
And, here’s how some fans reacted to the U23 line up…
Strong team again. Interesting that Clarke is on the bench????
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) March 14, 2019
What's the point in getting Huffer back if he's never playing? Man deserves game time
— Wilson ???????? (@LUFCWilsonn) March 14, 2019
— Gareth (@mrgazlatico) March 14, 2019
Clarke on bench ????must be keeping him ready for Saturday
— Toby Brannan (@TobyBrannan3) March 14, 2019
What a waste of a signing Izzy Brown has been…
— Dan Ireland (@properdannyi) March 14, 2019
Clarke bench… defo in the squad for Saturday ????
— Nathan Phillips (@NathanP92) March 14, 2019
Clarke on the bench is promising, Brown and Berardi are a bit risky but they do need game time. Clarke, Shacks probs on bench for Saturday, hope shack is anyway, looks quality everytime he comes on and creates. How can I watch this match? is there a way to watch it online? MOT
— bensharp1846 (@bensharp1846) March 14, 2019