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APOEL's Spanish head coach Thomas Christiansen looks on prior to the Europa League group B football match beetween Young Boys and APOEL at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on October 20, 2016.

Leeds United take on Oxford United today in their final friendly

Leeds United's starting XI: Wiedwald, Ayling, Pennington, Cooper, Berardi, O'Kane, Phillips, Hernandez, Roofe, Alioski, Wood

Leeds United take on Oxford United in their final pre-season friendly before the Championship season gets underway next week.

It promises to be an enjoyable afternoon in Yorkshire on a day which will see the adored Pep Clotet return to Elland Road, but this time in the opposition dugout.

The Spaniard, who was Garry Monk's assistant at Leeds last season, left the Whites to become Oxford manager and this clash was written into his contract.

APOEL's Spanish head coach Thomas Christiansen looks on prior to the Europa League group B football match beetween Young Boys and APOEL at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on October 20, 2016.

It isn't the only reunion, however, as Kemar Roofe, who left the League One side in a £3 million deal last summer, comes up against his old club for the first time.

Sentiment aside, today's encounter offers one last chance for new head coach Thomas Christiansen to experiment before next week's trip to newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers.

There is no Pontus Jansson - who serves the first of a two-match ban at the Macron Stadium - in the first XI, with the big Swede replaced by Liam Cooper who starts alongside Matthew Pennington, who joined a season-long loan from Everton.

There is also a new face between the sticks as Felix Wiedwald displaces Rob Green, while another new boy Ezgjan Alioski starts on the wing.

Leeds go into this one on the back of a 4-2 defeat to Eibar in Austria last week, having previously drawn 1-1 with Borussia Monchengladbach, but United could and definitely should round off pre season with a victory over Clotet's troops today.

Apoel's Danish head coach Thomas Christiansen looks on ahead of the Europa League round of 16 football match between APOEL Nicosia vs R.S.C. Anderlecht at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia on...

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