TEAM NEWS - Leeds United v Middlesbrough: Helder Costa starts with Eddie Nketiah back on the bench

HELDER COSTA replaces the injured Tyler Roberts with Eddie Nketiah back on the bench for Leeds United's Championship hosting of Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 30th November 2019, 2:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th November 2019, 2:19 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images.

Roberts injured his hamstring in the first half of Tuesday night's win at Reading with Costa coming on in his place and the the Portuguese winger now starts as the only change made by Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Arsenal loanee striker Nketiah also returns to the bench after a lower abdominal injury after coming through 45 minutes for United's under-23s on Friday.

There is also a place on the Leeds bench for Jordan Stevens while Kamil Miazek is the replacement 'keeper and not Illan Meslier.

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STARTING: Helder Costa. Picture by Simon Hulme.

Jamie Shackleton is missing altogether while Adam Forshaw had already been confirmed as still out with a hip problem.

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has made two changes to his side with Marc Bola and George Saville replacing Anfernee Dijksteel and Hayden Coulson.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Costa, Harrison, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs: Miazek, Douglas, Alioski, Berardi, Stevens, Clarke, Nketiah.

Middlesbrough: Pears, Howson, Ayala, Fry, Bola, McNair, Wing, Saville, Tavernier, Fletcher, Assombalonga. Subs: Mejias, Wood, Reading, Liddle, Clayton, Walker O'Neill.

Referee: Keith Stroud.