Sheffield United v Leeds United team news - Rodrigo benched while Blades are dealt late double injury blow

LEEDS United's record signing Rodrigo drops to the bench with Tyler Roberts now replacing the injured Pablo Hernandez for Sunday's Premier League Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 27th September 2020, 12:19 pm

Hernandez was forced to withdraw from the starting line up of last weekend’s clash at home to Fulham after picking up a groin strain in the warm-up meaning record signing Rodrigo came into the side in the no 10 role.

Hernandez is still facing another two weeks out and now Roberts comes into the XI instead of Rodrigo who drops to the bench in the only change to the side.

Midfielder Adam Forshaw also remains sidelined having suffered a setback in his recovery from hip surgery whilst new signing Diego Llorente is not involved despite having been declared fit to feature by Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa though having only signed on Thursday.

ON THE BENCH: Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo, pictured challenging Fulham's Harrison Reed in last weekend's clash against the Cottagers. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

Whites captain Liam Cooper also makes his 200th appearance for the club while there was one other change on the bench in addition to the Rodrigo/Roberts swap with Leif Davis replacing Mateusz Bogusz.

Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is also out injured meaning Elia Caprile is again the back-up shotstopper.

Blades boss Chris Wilder has made three changes to his side with Ethan Ampadu making his first Blades Premier League start in coming in for captain John Egan who is suspended with David McGoldrick named skipper.

Jack Robinson also replaces Jack O’Connell who needs an operation on a knee issue and is out for the season whilst Ben Osborn comes in for John Fleck who also has a minor injury.

Leeds United v Sheffield United: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Costa, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford. Subs: Caprile, Alioski, Struijk, Davis, Shackleton, Poveda, Rodrigo.

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