Confirmed: Leeds United v Birmingham City line-ups - Buckley starts, Botaka benched

Elland Road pitchside

Here is how Leeds United and Birmingham City line up for this afternoon's clash.

Leeds United starting XI: Silvestri, Berardi, Cooper, Bamba, Taylor, Murphy, Cook, Mowatt, Buckley, Dallas, Wood.

Leeds United substitutes: Turnbull, Wootton, Bellusci, Adeyemi, Botaka, Byram, Antenucci.

Birmingham City starting XI: Kuszczak; Caddis, Morrison, Robinson, Grounds; Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Davis, Cotterill, Gray, Donaldson.

Birmingham City substitutes: Legzdins, Solomon-Otabor, Brown, Maghoma, Toral, Spector, Brock-Madsen.

Leeds United will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough when they host Birmingham City this afternoon.

The Whites produced a torrid defensive display at the Riverside Stadium, and Uwe Rosler has made changes to his side as a result.

Liam Cooper returns to the side in place of Giuseppe Bellusci, whilst Luke Murphy comes back in to midfield at the expense of Tom Adeyemi.

Striker Chris Wood returns from injury having missed the trip to Middlesbrough, and new signing Will Buckley makes his debut out wide, with Jordan Botaka dropping to the bench.

Meanwhile, Birmingham City bounced back from a defeat to Rotherham United by beating Brentford 2-0 in midweek, and manager Gary Rowett will be looking to build on that with another away win today.

With dangerous players such as David Cotterill, Demarai Gray and Clayton Donaldson in attack, the Blues have the firepower to cause Leeds problems this afternoon - and Rosler's defence must improve on last weekend's display if they are to keep Birmingham at bay.

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