Here is how Leeds United’s under-21 side will line up to play Crewe Alexandra this afternoon:
Leeds United U21 starting XI: Peacock-Farrell, Coyle, Vann, Skelton, Denton, Vieira, Purver, Stokes, McDaid, Mulhern, Parkin
Leeds United U21 subs: Grimes, Lyman, Walters, Wilks
Leeds United’s next generation take on Crewe Alexandra this afternoon in their latest under-21 encounter.
Paul Hart’s young Leeds side have had a mixed campaign to date and last time out they lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest, despite putting in a relatively good display.
Prior to that the young Whites overcame Sheffield United 1-0 after a disappointing performance in a 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town, so it will be interesting to see how they perform later today.
Often this season Leeds’ under-21 line-up is a mixture of promising young players and fringe stars looking to get some much-needed minutes under their belts. But this time it is predominantly youth with one notable addition in particular.
Summer signing Ronaldo Vieira is in the starting line-up as he bids to impress Hart and ultimately Leeds manager Steve Evans.
Leeds signed Vieira on a two-year scholarship deal after a successful trial back in September and now he is making the step up to under-21 level.