Baker, Klich and Ideguchi to feature for Leeds United at York tonight - but Blackman misses out again

Mateusz Klich training in Austria after his move to Leeds United last summer.
Mateusz Klich training in Austria after his move to Leeds United last summer.
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Leeds United midfielders Mateusz Klich and Yosuke Ideguchi will feature in tonight’s friendly at York City along with new signing Lewis Baker but Jamal Blackman’s first appearance for the club has been delayed.

Klich and Ideguchi are in a 15-man squad picked by head coach Marcelo Bielsa for Leeds’ second friendly of the summer having returned to Elland Road after loan spells at Utrecht and Cultural Leonesa respectively last season.

Leeds United midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi after joining the club from Gamba Osaka in January.

Leeds United midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi after joining the club from Gamba Osaka in January.

Baker, who Leeds signed from Chelsea last month, is also included and should make his bow at the home of the National League North club.

But goalkeeper Blackman - recruited on a season-long loan from Stamford Bridge on Monday - has not made the trip. The 24-year-old also missed Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Forest Green Rovers and Bielsa will pick from youngsters Kamil Miazek and Will Huffer at Bootham Crescent.

Klich was sent out by Leeds to Utrecht in January having failed to hold down a regular first-team place after arriving from FC Twente last summer.

Ideguchi, meanwhile, joined Leeds from Gamba Osaka for £500,000 in the January window before departing for an ill-fated spell at Leonesa, where he barely played.

He was subsequently left out of Japan’s squad for the World Cup in Russia but both he and Klich have so far survived the recent cull of players at Elland Road.

Bielsa took most of his senior players to Forest Green and tonight’s squad is largely made up of development-squad members. Ronaldo Vieira, Tom Pearce Laurens De Bock are the other senior inclusions.

United squad v York City: Miazek, Huffer, De Bock, Ideguchi, Vieira, Baker, Dalby, Klich, Diaz, Pearce, Clarke, Rey, Edmondson, Shackleton, Stevens.