Two tough selection dilemmas Leeds United have ahead of Nottingham Forest clash

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Leeds United face Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Leeds United face Nottingham Forest this weekend hoping to make it four games in all competitions without a loss.

The Whites have improved their home form since Steve Evans took over, but will be once again without star striker Chris Wood who has a hamstring injury.

The side have a settled central midfield now with Toumani Diagouraga signed from Brentford, forming a solid trio alongside loanee Liam Bridcutt and teenager Lewis Cook.

Here are two tough decisions which manager Steve Evans must work out ahead of kick-off...

One or two up front

Steve Evans wants his side to attack at home, and he must choose how to adapt without Chris Wood. Striker Souleymane Doukara appears to have done enough to keep his place, but Mirco Antenucci's role is less certain.

The Italian has not scored in any of his last 10 appearances, and starting winger Mustapha Carayol would give the side more shape. He was a late substitute against Bolton in the FA Cup as he was against Brentford, when he netted an important equaliser.

Three into two at centre-back

Leeds have faced a dilemma at centre-back all season long, juggling the trio of Sol Bamba, Giuseppe Bellusci, and Liam Cooper.

Bamba is the club captain and had been a regular starter before suffering with injuries through December and January.

Against Bolton it was Cooper who missed out, with Bellusci and Bamba renewing their partnership. Bellusci has been one of the club's most improved players this season, but with Cooper fit again, there is a decision for Evans to make.

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