Confirmed Leeds United v Preston North End line-ups: Jansson starts, Saiz only on the bench

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 host Preston North End in the Championship this afternoon.

Leeds United starting line-up: Wiedwald; Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Borthwick-Jackson; Phillips, O'Kane; Roofe, Hernandez, Alioski; Wood.

Leeds United substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Shaughnessy, Anita, Vieira, Saiz, Dallas, Ekuban.

Preston North End starting line-up: Maxwell; Fisher, Huntington, Spurr, Cunningham; Pearson, Browne, Johnson; Barkhuizen, Robinson, Hugill.

Preston North End substitutes: Hudson, Vermijl, Davies, Gallagher, Horgan, Harrop, Maguire.

Leeds United play their first home game of the new Championship season this afternoon as they host Preston North End at Elland Road.

The Whites kicked off their season with a 3-2 win at Bolton Wanderers last weekend, and followed that up by hammering Port Vale 4-1 in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Thomas Christiansen can welcome back Pontus Jansson into the heart of his defence alongside Liam Cooper, whilst new signing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson joins Luke Ayling in the back line, ahead of goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald.

Kalvin Phillips keeps his place from last weekend having scored twice against Bolton, partnering Eunan O'Kane in midfield, whilst Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski will support lone striker Chris Wood.

Samu Saiz is only on the bench even after scoring a hat-trick against Port Vale, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Conor Shaughnessy, Vurnon Anita, Ronaldo Vieira, Stuart Dallas and Caleb Ekuban also named as substitutes.

Meanwhile, Preston are looking to bounce back from a midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Accrington Stanley, with manager Alex Neil making just one change to the side which beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 last weekend.

Sean Maguire drops to the bench despite a strong performance against Wednesday, with Jordan Hugill coming into the side having hit two goals against Accrington in midweek.

Ex-Leeds man Paul Huntington starts in defence, whilst summer signing Josh Harrop is on the bench having joined from Manchester United, alongside the likes of Paul Gallagher and Daryl Horgan.

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