Leeds United v Sheffield United team news: One change as Liam Cooper returns for Yorkshire derby
CAPTAIN Liam Cooper replaces Pascal Struijk as the only change to the Leeds United side for Saturday's Premier League Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United at Elland Road.
Cooper has missed United's last two games due to illness but now comes straight back into the XI as Struijk drops to a strong bench.
Record signing Rodrigo returns from injury to take his place amongst the substitutes along with Mateusz Klich who is in the match-day squad after recovering from coronavirus.
Pablo Hernandez also returns from injury to the bench.
Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom has named an unchanged side upon his return to Elland Road and has the likes of Billy Sharp and Sander Berge out injured.
Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Raphinha, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Koch, Struijk, Shackleton, Klich, Costa, Poveda, Hernandez, Rodrigo.
Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Bogle, Baldock, Jagielka, Osborn, Stevens, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, McGoldrick, McBurnie. Subs: Foderingham, Burke, Lowe, Egan, Mousset, Ampadu, Bryan, Brewster, Ndiaye.
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Thank you Laura Collins