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Confirmed Leeds United line-up v Port Vale: Borthwick-Jackson and Ekuban both start

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United take on Port Vale in the Carabao Cup this evening.

Leeds United starting line-up: Wiedwald; Ayling, Shaughnessy, Borthwick-Jackson, Anita; Klich, Vieira; Dallas, Saiz, Sacko; Ekuban.

Leeds United substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Wood, Alioski, Hernandez, Phillips, Bridcutt, Gomes.

Port Vale starting line-up: Lainton, Davis, Kay, Gunning, Smith, Reeves, Tonge, Pugh, Turner, Pyke, Forrester.

Port Vale substitutes: Hornby, Gibbons, Calveley, Harness, De Freitas, Whitfield, Pope.

Leeds will be hoping to avoid an upset at Elland Road this evening as they take on League Two side Port Vale in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Whites beat Bolton Wanderers 3-2 at the Macron Stadium on Sunday to kick off their league campaign, and manager Thomas Christiansen will now hope for a strong display in front of the home crowd tonight.

Despite looking uneasy against Bolton, summer signing Felix Wiedwald keeps his place in goal, whilst new signing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is handed his debut in defence alongside Luke Ayling, Conor Shaughnessy and Vurnon Anita.

Mateusz Klich makes his first competitive start in midfield alongside Ronaldo Vieira, whilst Samu Saiz is also given his competitive bow between wingers Stuart Dallas and Hadi Sacko, with Caleb Ekuban leading the line.

That means that the likes of Chris Wood, Ezgjan Alioski, Pablo Hernandez and Kalvin Phillips are all on the bench, alongside Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Liam Bridcutt and Madger Gomes.

Port Vale boss Michael Brown returns to Elland Road have previously played for the Whites, and has named ex-Leeds duo Michael Tonge and Danny Pugh in his starting line-up tonight.

However, left back Tyler Denton - signed on loan from Leeds on Monday - is ineligible to play against his parent club, with the likes of Anthony Kay, Gavin Gunning and Anton Forrester all starting for the League Two outfit.

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