Confirmed Leeds v Nottingham Forest line-ups: Diagouraga starts, Carayol on the bench

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest at Elland Road today - here is how they line up.

Leeds United starting line-up: Silvestri, Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor, Cook, Bridcutt, Diagouraga, Dallas, Doukara, Antenucci.

Leeds United substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Coyle, Bamba, Adeyemi, Murphy, Carayol, Erwin.

Nottingham Forest starting line-up: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Mancienne, Jokic, Vaughan, Tesche, Gardner, Osborn, Ward, Oliveira.

Nottingham Forest starting line-up: Evtimov, Cohen, Hobbs, Mendes, Grant, O. Burke, Blackstock.

Leeds United face Nottingham Forest at Elland Road today, as they look to built on last weekend's FA Cup win over Bolton Wanderers.

The Whites have won just one of their last seven Championship games, but manager Steve Evans will be hoping for a home win this afternoon.

Evans has handed a home debut to new signing Toumani Diagouraga, and he will start in holding midfield alongside Liam Bridcutt once again.

That means Lewis Cook is handed a free role with Souleymane Doukara and Stuart Dallas either side of him as Mustapha Carayol has to settle for a place on the bench, whilst Mirco Antenucci starts up front with Chris Wood still out injured.

Meanwhile, Forest hand a start to January signing Bojan Jokic at left back, with Aston Villa loanee Gary Gardner continuing in midfield.

Manager Dougie Freedman also has a strong bench at his disposal, with players like Chris Cohen, Jack Hobbs, Ryan Mendes and Dexter Blackstock all available as substitutes this afternoon.

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