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Confirmed Leeds United U21 line-up to play Charlton: Botaka and McKay brothers start

Here is how Leeds United’s second string will line up this afternoon:

Leeds United U21 starting XI: Grimes, Vann, Skelton, P McKay, Denton, Purver, Sloth, Stokes, Botaka, Erwin, J McKay

Leeds United U21 subs: Huffer, Downing, Vieira, Mulhern, Wilks

Leeds United’s under-21s take on their Charlton Athletic counterparts this afternoon at The Valley with the Whites’ next generation looking to make their mark and earn their first-team spurs before the end of the Championship campaign.

Leeds’ senior side suffered their third defeat in four matches when they lost 1-0 to Burnley on Saturday, so some of the club’s youngsters will know some great performances at this level could yet earn them a call-up from manager Steve Evans sooner rather than later.

This young Leeds side lost 3-1 to Cardiff City’s under-21s last time out but prior to that they overcame Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in the last of a four-game undefeated streak and they have plenty of exciting players in their ranks.

Among those players on show are summer signings Lee Erwin and Jordan Botaka and January additions Paul and Jack McKay.

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