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Predicted Leeds United XI for 2015/16 featuring Chris Wood

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A look at how Leeds United could line up next season.

Is this how Leeds United could line-up for the opening game of the Championship season against Burnley?

With the Whites clinching the signature of Leicester City striker Chris Wood, we have taken a renewed look at a predicted XI for Uwe Rosler's side.

In goal Marco Silvestri is likely to retake his place, while Sol Bamba is expected to go straight into the side after clinching a permanent move from Palermo.

Liam Cooper could make a case to play alongside him, but Bamba looked better last season alongside Bellusci, struggling for an effective rapport with the former Chesterfield defender.

Charlie Taylor should revert to his natural left-back position, while if Sam Byram is pushed forward on the right wing, the versatile Gaetano Berardi is more than capable of stepping in at right-back, and should be preferable to Scott Wootton.

The midfield trio of Luke Murphy, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt picks itself at this point, unless the club make a big summer signing to replace Rudolph Austin.

Casper Sloth could have an improved season under Rosler, and Nicky Ajose should get his chances, but both would be left out here.

With no winger still signed to play on the left, we have gone for striker Mirco Antenucci, to add more of a goal threat and provide support to Chris Wood early on.

Rosler's flexible approach could allow Taylor to push forward and form a five man midfield with Antenucci pushing up front to form a 3-5-2 formation should Leeds be chasing a game.

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