Leeds United's predicted line-up at Southampton with big changes as star makes injury return
Whites boss Daniel Farke made four changes to his side for last weekend’s 3-0 win at home to Watford for which fit again captain Liam Cooper, Sam Byram, Glen Kamara and Crysencio Summerville all came into the XI.
Two of those changes were enforced due to Joe Rodon’s suspension and Willy Gnonto’s injury as Gnonto was replaced by Summerville in the attacking line and came in for Rodon at centre-half. The other changes saw Archie Gray given a rest as Kamara was handed a full debut in centre midfield whilst Luke Ayling also dropped to the bench as Sam Byram came back into the XI but with Jamie Shackleton switching from left back to right back.
Farke still had six players missing for the contest against the Hornets in Rodon, Gnonto, Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas, Junior Firpo and Djed Spence – the latter quintet all still recovering from injuries. But Farke has now received a big double boost for this weekend’s trip to St Mary’s for which Rodon is back from suspension and Bamford is back in the mix for.
Gnonto, Firpo and Spence remain sidelined whilst Farke has already warned that Dallas would be a while away from returning despite being back in team training as he recovers from a long absence with a femoral fracture. But the Whites boss has plenty to ponder when it comes to picking this weekend’s XI and this is the Leeds side that we think will start out against the Saints.
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