Leeds United: Whites boss Christiansen makes nine changes for Burnley clash

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Thomas Christiansen made nine changes to the side beaten at Millwall on Saturday as Leeds United went in search of a place in the Carabao Cup’s last 16.

Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and striker Pawel Cibicki were handed debuts against Burnley while forward Jay-Roy Grot made a first start for Leeds in a weakened side at Turf Moor.

Pawel Cibicki

Pawel Cibicki

Conor Shaughnessy and Luke Ayling were the only surviving players from United’s first loss of the season, partnering each other in the centre of defence with Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and Matthew Pennington all missing due to recent fitness problems.

Christiansen included Pablo Hernandez and Pierre-Michel Lasogga on the bench while Hadi Sacko also returned to the 18 having fallen out of favour last month.

Burnley’s side for the third-round tie featured seven alterations, with ex-Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor called into Sean Dyche’s team.

Chris Wood, who also quit Elland Road for Burnley during the summer transfer window, was named as a substitute as Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes led the line for the hosts.

Leeds United: Lonergan, Borthwick-Jackson, Berardi, Shaughnessy, Ayling, Vieira, Klich, Dallas, Roofe, Cibicki, Grot. Subs: Wiedwald, Gomes, Alioski, Sacko, Hernandez, Phillips, Lasogga.

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, K Long, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Vokes. Subs: Lowton, Mee, Cork, Defour, Legzdins, Wood, Brady.

Thomas Christiansen.

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