Confirmed: Leeds U21 lineup v Sheffield United: Botaka and Erwin start

Alex Mowatt

The Leeds United Under-21 side will take on their Sheffield United counterparts this afternoon…

The Leeds United Under-21 side will take on their Sheffield United counterparts away from home this afternoon.

Leeds will face United at Stocksbridge Park Steels in around an hour’s time. One of the most notable names in the Whites' starting lineup is Alex Mowatt, who is a regular for the first team and is one of the best young players in the Championship.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been sidelined with a thigh injury since last month’s game against Sheffield Wednesday away from home.

However, the youngster is well on his way to full recovery, and head coach Steve Evans will hope to have him in the squad for the Championship match against Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Monday evening.

Mowatt was due to feature for the Leeds U21 side against Crewe Alexandra on Monday, but the match was postponed.

This is how the Leeds U21 side will face their United counterparts at Stocksbridge Park Steels this afternoon:

Leeds United Under-21 XI: Grimes, Purver, Denton, Sloth, Paul McKay, Vann, Phillips, Mowatt, Mulhern, Botaka, Erwin

Subs: Lyman, Parkin, Jack McKay, Stokes, Skelton

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