Leeds United predicted line up gallery v Brighton with big changes as duo return and system call

Leeds United return to action at Elland Road this weekend through the visit of highflying Brighton – and this is how we think the Whites will line up.

Boss Javi Gracia still had six players missing for last weekend’s clash at Chelsea for which Patrick Bamford joined Rodrigo, Luis Sinisterra, Liam Cooper, Adam Forshaw and Stuart Dallas on the sidelines. Ahead of Saturday afternoon’s showdown against Brighton, Gracia held his pre-match press conference at Thorp Arch on Thursday afternoon and revealed that both Rodrigo and Sinisterra had returned to training this week. The Whites boss added that players who were longer-term absentees would need a process before returning but that a final check would be made on Rodrigo and Sinisterra in training on Friday with regards to possible involvement against Brighton. Following Gracia’s updates, this is the XI that we think will set out against the eighth-placed Seagulls who have games in hand on the sides above them.