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Four big selection decisions for Milanic's Leeds United to make against Rotherham

A look at the big decisions for Darko Milanic ahead of Leeds taking on Rotherham.

Leeds United return to action in the Championship this weekend, taking on Rotherham United on Friday night.

With one of the biggest squads in the division and no wins in the last three games, a number of changes are expected.

Here are four of the tough decisions facing head coach Darko Milanic.


Leeds have four strikers pushing for first team spots, with Steve Morison and Billy Sharp admitting their frustrations in recent weeks. Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara have had the not of late, but the side have scored just two goals in the last three matches. Beyond that, under-21 forward Brian Montenegro is an outsider to make the bench.

Attacking midfield

Brazilian sensation Adryan is likely to be in the squad this weekend, but a start is no guarantee. Danish summer signing Casper Sloth has been preferred by Darko Milanic so far. An outsider to feature in the squad is under-21 star Chris Dawson, who scored twice at the weekend.

Central midfield

The dilemma here is whether Leeds start both Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt. Milanic may prefer just one of the teenagers for the clash with Rotherham, with Rodolph Austin the alternative. If he picks both, it will really show his faith in the exciting duo, but the Slovenian may go for a balance.


The selection here will be one of the most fascinating. Stephen Warnock has lost his place over the past two games, replaced by Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi. With three different players selected at the position in each of Darko Milanic's games in charge, his choice here could hint at a long-term option having had a couple of weeks to mull it over.

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