Here is how Leeds United’s under-21s will line up for their match against Sheffield United this evening:
Leeds United U21 starting XI: Peacock-Farrell, Coyle, Vann, Skelton, Denton, Bianchi, Purver, Sloth, Stokes, Walters, Doukara
Leeds United U21 subs: Huffer, Downing, Lyman, Parkin, Wilks
Leeds United’s under-21 side take on their Sheffield United counterparts this evening in the Premier League Cup.
Paul Hart’s young side have had a mixed season to date, and their recent 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town showed they have a long way to go in their bid to impress first-team manager Steve Evans on a consistent basis.
That was a performance Hart was not happy with and this match against Sheffield United gives the young Whites team a swift chance to put things right.
Among those Leeds players on show this evening are midfielder Casper Sloth and forward Souleymane Doukara, two players who have had experience of the Whites' first-team but who are very much fringe players currently. Sloth in particular must be wondering where his next senior appearance will come from but all he can do is keep impressing for the under-21s and hope he is given a chance.
Lewie Coyle and Tommaso Bianchi are also in action in what is a relatively strong Leeds under-21 side.