Leeds United's predicted line-up v West Brom with big changes, fresh striker call and full debut

Leeds United will face West Brom under the Elland Road lights on Friday for their third game of the new Championship season – and this is how we think the Whites will line up.

Leeds are still seeking their first league win of the new campaign and looking to bounce back from Saturday’s extremely disappointing 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City. Whites boss Daniel Farke still had ten players out injured for the trip to St Andrew’s in Liam Cooper, Crysencio Summerville, Patrick Bamford, Mateo Joseph, Tyler Adams, Junior Firpo, Sam Greenwood, Sonny Perkins, longer-term absentee Stuart Dallas and also Jack Harrison who has since joined Everton on loan. Luis Sinisterra was also “not available” in addition to Willy Gnonto who had informed Farke that he was once again unable to play upon being told by the club that he would not be sold this summer.

But Georginio Rutter returned from a core muscle injury as a second-half substitute at St Andrew’s and Farke revealed at Wednesday’s pre-match press conference that Rutter, Greenwood and also new signing Joe Rodon had all experienced a full week of training this week and that Perkins was back from illness.

Farke also revealed that Leo Hjelde would miss Friday night’s contest due to concussion suffered in training and that Gnonto, Sinisterra and also Helder Costa had been “removed from the dressing room” and were training alone. Upon Farke’s latest team news, this is the Whites XI that we think will start out against Carlos Corberan’s Baggies in the 8pm kick-off under the LS11 lights.