TEAM NEWS: Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United - skipper Liam Cooper returns but only to the bench with Whites unchanged

SKIPPER LIAM Cooper returns from a groin injury but only to the bench with Leeds United's XI unchanged for a fourth game in a row for Saturday lunch-time's Championship clash at Sheffield Wednesday.

By Lee Sobot
Saturday, 26th October 2019, 11:41 am
Updated Saturday, 26th October 2019, 1:40 pm
Liam Cooper arrives at Hillsborough.
Liam Cooper arrives at Hillsborough.

Cooper takes the place of Barry Douglas who is missing among the substitutes as Gateano Berardi again starts at centre-back.

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah once again has to settle for a place on the bench as Patrick Bamford is again confirmed as starting in the lone striker role while Jamie Shackleton (hamstring), Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) and Adam Forshaw (hip) remain out injured.

Owls boss Garry Monk has made three changes to his side with Keiren Westwood replacing Cameron Dawson in goal and Atdhe Nuhiu coming in for Massimo Luongo, who misses out with an ankle injury.

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Joey Pelupessy was also brought into the side in the place of Julian Borner during the warm up with Jordan Thorinley coming on to the bench.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, Berardi, White, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Dallas, Costa, Harrison, Bamford. Subs: Miazek, Davis, Cooper, Gotts, Clarke, Roberts, Nketiah.

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Fox, Pelupessy, Iorfa, Palmer; Harris, Hutchinson, Bannan, Reach; Fletcher, Nuhiu. Subs; Dawson, Lee, Thorniley, Winnal, Odubajo, Murphy, Forestieri.

Referee: Tim Robinson.