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Neil Redfearn recommends which of Vieira, Bridcutt and O'Kane should miss out for Leeds

Former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Redfearn says Leeds United should leave out Liam Bridcutt this weekend against Ipswich.

Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt in action with Preston's Callum RobinsonLeeds United's Liam Bridcutt in action with Preston's Callum Robinson

Liam Bridcutt is available for selection this weekend for Leeds United after missing the midweek win over Bristol City due to suspension.

His return gives head coach Garry Monk a selection dilemma, with Ronaldo Vieira and Eunan O'Kane impressing in midweek.

The duo controlled the game against the Robins and former manager Neil Redfearn believes they should retain their starting places.

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire after the 2-1 victory, Redfearn said that Bridcutt should expect to start the next game against Ipswich Town from the bench.

He said: "I think he (Monk) has got to go with the two occupying the shirts at this time.

"There is a better balance with Vieira and O'Kane in there. O'Kane had a great game, he made a big difference and Vieira played better for it."

It is a good problem for Leeds United to have, and the competition for places is a positive for the players, keeping them on their toes and preventing them from feeling over-burdened.

If either drop their performance levels against Ipswich then they will know Bridcutt is ready to come straight in and take their place, while further down the queue Kalvin Phillips is also hoping for another chance. 

Leeds midfielder Toumani Diagouraga is on loan at this weekend's opponents Ipswich and has started every game for them since signing, but will be ineligible for the match.

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