Here is how Leeds United’s under-21s will line up against Hull City this evening:
Leeds United U21 starting XI: Grimes, Coyle, Vann, Purver, Denton, Bianchi, Phillips, Sloth, Botaka, Erwin, Mulhern
Leeds United U21 subs: Peacock-Farrell, Stokes, Parkin, Walters, McDaid
Leeds United’s senior side enjoyed a 2-1 victory against Hull City in the Championship on Saturday and now it is the turn of the two clubs’ under-21 players to fight it out for a victory.
Leeds’ youngsters have lost their last two matches, against Crewe Alexandra and Nottingham Forest, but in the former match they had a particularly youthful side and there were still plenty of positives to take from the encounter, not least the performance of summer signing Ronaldo Vieira.
With Leeds’ last victory at this level coming against Sheffield United on 19 November it is about time they got another three points on the board and coach Paul Hart has picked a strong side in his bid to do just that.
Among those on display are midfielder Tommaso Bianchi, striker Lee Erwin and exciting winger Jordan Botaka, who will be hoping a positive performance this evening convinces Evans to give him more time on the pitch for the first-team in the weeks ahead.