Steve Evans should recall these three Leeds United players against Fulham

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Steve Evans takes charge of his first Leeds United match against Fulham later this evening.

With Steve Evans gearing up to take charge of his first Leeds United game on Wednesday night at Craven Cottage, we take a look at three players he should restore to the starting line-up against Fulham. 

Mirco Antenucci

Evans has already commented, suggesting on the club's official website that he will play a 4-4-2 formation with Leeds, and that tactical switch should see Antenucci come into the team.

The Italian striker had to play second fiddle to Chris Wood under Uwe Rosler, when there was just one striking place in the team, but he should benefit from Evans looking to form a partnership up top. 

Antenucci has proved to be an excellent finisher during his time with Leeds, and if Evans can find a way to provide him with plenty of service, he should be a valuable asset. 

Sam Byram

The youngster's head may have been turned by rumours over his future, but it seems a waste to leave him on the bench while he is still at the club.

Byram is one of Leeds' finest talents, and he should be handed the right-back slot in the team - even if Gaetano Berardi has been consistent this term. 

Will Buckley 

Buckley's start at Leeds hasn't gone according to plan, but there can be no doubting his quality at Championship level.

Buckley has been a huge threat in the second-tier before, and it may be that he just needs time to adapt to playing at that level again.

The Sunderland loanee hasn't played much football recently, but Evans would be wise to keep the faith with him, if he does want to make Leeds a more aggressive team.

Jordan Botaka has looked lively in a Whites shirt so far, but Buckley is likely to be more disciplined, and if the Yorkshire outfit want to break out of their current slump, that willingness to defend is likely to be vital against a Fulham side who have ample quality going forward. 

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