Uwe Rosler should consider starting Mirco Antenucci and Luke Murphy against Ipswich

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Leeds United will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they host Ipswich Town on Tuesday 15th September.

After recording a 1-1 draw with Brentford last weekend, Leeds United are now six unbeaten in the Championship and remain just one of four teams in the division to have not lost a game this season. 

After replacing the ineffective Alex Mowatt with Mirco Antenucci at the weekend, Uwe Rosler watched his side rally from a goal down to claim a point against one of the early favourites for promotion in Brentford. 

Although an impressive start to the season, Leeds are still pinned to a mid-table spot due to five of their six games resulting in a draw - something Rosler will be looking to improve as soon as possible.

We take a look at why Rosler should look to start with Mirco Antenucci and Luke Murphy against Ipswich on Tuesday, as the Whites look to pile the misery on Ipswich following their 5-1 defeat to Reading on Friday night.

Although Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt are known as two of Leeds' best players, it's fair to say their performances this season far from reflect that view. 

Antenucci, who replaced Mowatt on Saturday, has been unfortunate not to start more games this season as he boasts a record of three Championship goals despite only two starts. In fact, his goal at the weekend put him level with Chris Wood as the club's top goalscorer despite playing less than half the minutes of the New Zealand international. 

He may well find himself on the bench again come Tuesday. However, it is unlikely to be for the benefit of the side as the Italian looks to be in the best form of his Leeds career so far. 

Another player not living up to his billing this season is right-sided utility player Sam Byram, who has looked largely out of place in a wide attacking position, despite showing promise in the previous campaign.

Antenucci's presence in the team would allow Rosler to still play a front three, with the Italian and Wood combining up top alongside the attack-minded Stuart Dallas, while Murphy could move into the centre of the park effectively replacing Mowatt's role in the team. 

Byram, who is without doubt one of Leeds' most talented players, could be shifted back to right-back. However, it could be argued that a spell on the bench could do him good and reignite his hunger to re-discover his form.

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