Crawley Town v Leeds United team news: Sam Greenwood makes Whites bench as Marcelo Bielsa names strong side for FA Cup clash

CAPTAIN Liam Cooper returns from injury and Sam Greenwood makes the bench for Leeds United's third round FA Cup clash at Crawley Town.

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 1:16 pm

Cooper is back available after suffering from an abdominal strain and comes straight back into a strong line up that also features England international Kalvin Phillips, record signing Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez.

Eighteen-year-old Academy star forward Greenwood also makes the Whites bench for the first time though Leeds have only names seven substitutes and not the permitted nine.

Marcelo Bielsa has made seven changes to the side that started last weekend's Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur with only Phillips, Rodrigo, Pascal Struijk and Gjanni Alioski in the XI.

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Alioski also makes his 150th appearance for Leeds.

Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich, Stuart Dallas and Illan Meslier are not involved at all with Rodrigo looking set to start upfront.

Kiko Casilla comes in for Meslier in goal with Leif Davis, Jamie Shackleton, Hernandez, Ian Poveda and Helder Costa all coming into the side as well as Cooper.

Youngsters Niall Huggins, Jack Jenkins and Oliver Casey also make the Whites bench along with Greenwood, Jack Harrison, Raphinha and 'keeper Elia Caprile.

SCENE IS SET: Crawley Town's The People's Pension Stadium. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright makes the Crawley bench for the first time and top scorer Max Watters who has been struggling with a hamstring injury is also only amongst the substitutes.

Crawley Town: Morris, Francomb, Craig, Tunnicliffe, Dallison, Tsaroulla, Powell, Hessenthaler, Matthews, Nadesan, Nichols. Subs: Nelson, McNerney, Doherty, M Wright, Davies, J Wright, Frost, Galach, Watters.

Leeds United v Crawley Town: Casilla, Davis, Struijk, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Shackleton, Hernandez, Poveda, Costa, Rodrigo. Subs: Caprile, Huggins, Jenkins, Casey, Harrison, Raphinha, Greenwood.

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