Confirmed: Leeds United under-21 line-up v Forest: Byram starts

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Nottingham Forest and Leeds United's under-21 sides do battle today.

Nottingham Forest's under-21 side host their Leeds United counterparts today, with the game kicking off at 1pm.

Here is a look at how the Leeds United team line up for the fixture.

Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Byram, Vann, Skelton, Denton, Purver, Stokes, Mulhern, Coyle, Doukara, Erwin

The match could be pivotal for league position, with only two points separating the clubs in the under-21 league table.

Recently returned Leeds head of academy Paul Hart is likely to relish the fixture, facing his former club Nottingham Forest.

The two teams' senior sides are yet to meet this season in the Championship, with their first scheduled match of the campaign coming on December 27th.

Sam Byram is a surprise starter for Leeds United, included in the team to improve his match fitness.

He has not featured regularly for the Whites this season, and this is a further chance for him to prove a point to new boss Steve Evans.

There is no place for Casper Sloth in the starting XI, while Lee Erwin and Souleymane Doukara are selected to start up front.

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