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Confirmed: Leeds United under-21 side to play Swansea

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Here is the Leeds United under-21 team to take on Swansea City this evening.

Leeds United under-21s: Cairns, Coyle, Denton, Purver (capt), Killock, Skelton, Dawson, Phillips, Montenegro, Parkin, Mulhern

Subs: Grimes, Coker, Lyman, McDaid

Leeds United’s under-21 side taken on Swansea City in one of the most difficult tests they have had in recent weeks.

Leeds have one of the most impressive youth sections in the country and first team boss Neil Redfearn has benefited from a constant supply line of talent to back up the more experienced options in his first team squad.

Redfearn has close ties with the under-21 side from his days in charge of the academy and this is a real opportunity for the youngsters on show to get stuck in and impress him, as well as under-21 manager Jason Blunt.

Leeds are trailing Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield in the northern section of the Professional Development, with all three sides holding games in hand over the teams below them in the table.

The side have a better attacking and defensive record than Huddersfield just ahead of them in the table and their main aim will be to overhaul them by the end of the current season.

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