Wootton or Bellusci set for Leeds United start vs Cardiff City

Leeds United will have to make a change at the back due to suspension.

Leeds United face Cardiff City on Tuesday night, hoping for redemption after a disappointing loss against Blackburn last week.

They currently sit in 19th place, and new head coach Steve Evans is looking for his first win at his fourth attempt.

He will have to manage without captain Sol Bamba, who picked up his fifth booking of the season against Blackburn for dissent towards the referee.

It leaves Evans with a choice, to pick between stand-ins Scott Wootton and Giuseppe Bellusci.

Neither are ideal choices to partner Liam Cooper in central defence, but could use the opportunity to kickstart their careers under the new boss.

Bellusci has some making up to do. His last start came in a 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in which he scored an embarrassing own goal. He has not played a single minute since.

Wootton has not featured at centre-back this season, picked by Uwe Rosler at right-back, and bizarrely in central midfield against Doncaster Rovers in August in the Capital One Cup.

He has struggled to win over fans since signing for Leeds under Brian McDermott, but does have previous with Evans.

Evans loaned him at Rotherham last season, picking him for seven games, and may feel at least he knows what he is getting from the 24-year-old, as opposed to the talented but highly unpredictable Bellusci.

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