Tyler Roberts back on the bench but Leeds United XI unchanged for hosting of Bristol City

MARCELO BIELSA has named an unchanged Leeds United side for Saturday afternoon's Championship hosting of Bristol City for which Tyler Roberts returns to the bench.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 2:09 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th February 2020, 2:18 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Kiko Casilla keeps his place in goal despite his mistakes in recent matches while Patrick Bamford again starts in the lone striker role seeking to end a run of three games without a goal and having netted in just one of his last nine fixtures.

January striker signing Jean-Kevin Augustin is again on the bench but fellow new recruit Ian Poveda again misses out altogether for a third game in a row.

Roberts, though, returns to the bench after missing Tuesday night's trip to Brentford with the knock he took to his calf in the loss at Nottingham Forest.

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Roberts comes in for Jordan Stevens on the bench as the only change to the 18.

Adam Forshaw is out for the season having undergone surgery on a continued hip problem.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has made four changes to his side with Tomas Kalas, Nathan Baker, Andreas Weimann and Han-Noah Massengo all returning to the side.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Alioski, Berardi, Roberts, Shackleton, Augustin.

Bristol City: Bentley; Dasilva, Baker, Kalas, Williams, Elliasson; Massengo, Henriksen, Paterson; Weimann, Wells. Subs: Wollacott, Hunt, Diedhiou, O'Dowda, Rowe, Benkovic, Palmer.

Referee: Tim Robinson.