Leeds United: Unchanged starting line-up for Whites

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn.

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LEEDS UNITED head coach Neil Redfearn has named an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon’s clash at Blackburn Rovers.

Redfearn has kept faith with the team who started in the much-needed 3-1 home win over Blackpool on November 8, with Giuseppe Bellusci, back from a one-match ban, having to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.

Liam Cooper keeps his position in the heart of the defence for United, seeking to record only their second away win this term in front of almost 7,000 away fans, the biggest away support in the Championship this term.

Their only victory on the road arrived in an impressive 3-1 success at Bournemouth on September 16.

Blackburn made one change and it was a significant one with Jordan Rhodes, without a home goal since September 13, coming in for Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Former United striker Luke Varney was named on the bench for Rovers.

Blackburn: Steele, Baptiste, Hanley, Duffy, Olsson, Evans, Williamson, Cairney, Marshall, Gestede, Rhodes. Substitutes: Eastwood, Henley, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Tunnicliffe, Conway.

Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Pearce, Cooper, Warnock, Mowatt, Cook, Bianchi, Adryan, Doukara, Antenucci. Substitutes: S Taylor, Berardi, Bellusci, Austin, Tonge, Dawson, Sharp.

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