Confirmed Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United line-ups: Jones on the bench, Bridcutt starts

General view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium

Sheffield Wednesday take on Leeds United this afternoon.

Sheffield Wednesday starting line-up: Westwood; Hunt, Lees, Hutchinson, Pudil; Abdi, Lee, Bannan, Wallace; Forestieri; Fletcher.

Sheffield Wednesday substitutes: Wildsmith, Jones, Hooper, Palmer, Joao, Buckley, Sasso.

Leeds United starting line-up: Green, Ayling, Cooper, Bartley, Taylor, Bridcutt, Vieira, Mowatt, Sacko, Antonsson, Wood.

Leeds United substitutes: Silvestri, Coyle, Bamba, Phillips, Hernandez, Roofe, Doukara.

Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United meet at Hillsborough this afternoon in what promises to be an exciting Yorkshire derby.

The Owls have opened their campaign with a win, a draw and a defeat, with Tuesday's 3-1 loss away at Burton Albion a huge disappointment for manager Carlos Carvalhal.

Carvalhal has been spending in the transfer market this week, with midfielder David Jones arriving from Burnley and defender Vincent Sasso returning from Braga having been on loan with the club, last season, but both players are only on the bench this afternoon, alongside former Leeds loanee Will Buckley.

Wednesday's starting line-up sees ex-Leeds defender Tom Lees start as usual in the heart of defence, whilst Fernando Forestieri will be starting after speculation over his future, though it's unclear whether he or Almen Abdi will start from out wide.

Meanwhile, opponents Leeds hand a second debut to Liam Bridcutt after the midfielder re-signed for the club from Sunderland this week.

Fellow summer arrivals Robert Green, Luke Ayling, Hadi Sacko and Marcus Antonsson all start too, with Liam Cooper partnering Kyle Bartley at the back.

That means that the likes of Sol Bamba, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe are only handed places on the bench, whilst Toumani Diagouraga and Luke Murphy are nowhere to be seen amid suggestions that they could be sold before the transfer deadline later this month.

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