Team news: Leeds United v Watford

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LEEDS UNITED head coach Neil Redfearn has made two changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s home encounter with promotion-chasing Watford.

Billy Sharp starts in place of the injured Steve Morison, troubled by a groin strain, with the former Southampton striker lining up from the start for the first time since February 7, his last time of action for Leeds.

Meanwhile, Sam Byram returns to the side following a knee problem which forced him to miss the midweek defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Byram replaces Danish midfielder Casper Sloth, while young striker Lewis Walters - fully fit again - takes his place on the substitutes’ bench.

Missing from the Watford line-up is free-scoring striker Odion Oghalo, who has hit 14 goals in last ten appearances for the Hornets.

The Nigerian-born forward is sidelined with a hamstring problem, with Matej Vdyra taking his place in the starting line-up.

Watford also make two other changes, with Juan Carlos Paredes and Ikechi Anya coming into the side in place of Gabriele Angella and Tommie Hoban.

Watford have won three of their last four games against United and have scored 17 goals against them in their previous five outings.

Leeds have triumphed just once in their past eight games against the Hornets, who have won their last two away games.

Leeds United: Silvestri, Wootton, Cooper, Bamba, C Taylor, Murphy, Austin, Cook, Mowatt, Byram, Sharp. Substitutes: S Taylor, Berardi, Sloth, Adryan, Walters, Antenucci, Cani.

Watford: Gomes; Paredes, Ekstrand, Cathcart, Anya; Layun, Watson, Tozser; Abdi; Deeney, Vydra. Substitutes: Bond, Angella, Hoban, Pudil, Motta, Munari, Forestieri.

Paul Heckingbottom.

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