Leeds predicted lineup vs Reading: Wiedwald keeps place; Alioski rested

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United return to Championship action this weekend when they face Reading at Elland Road.

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds return to Championship action this weekend following the international break looking to get themselves back on track after their disappointing run of form heading into the break.

Thomas Christiansen's men lost three of their four league games leading into the break to fall to fifth in the second tier, so the Whites boss has a number of selection headaches to contend with with Reading coming to Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

The biggest headache will surely come from the goalkeeper situation. Felix Wiedwald has come in for plenty of criticism in recent weeks and has certainly not looked convincing, but perhaps Christiansen will be hoping that the break will do him some good, and thus, he will give him another chance between the sticks. 

The German will know however, that another poor performance has to prove costly. 

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Pontus Jansson will come back in after he picked up a nasty-looking injury during the Sheffield Wednesday defeat. 

Leeds captain Liam Cooper is sent off by Kevin Friend after earning a second yellow card and a sending off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at...

The Swede had to be stretchered off at Hillsborough, but perhaps Christiansen's need to put out his strongest side will tempt him to pick Jansson alongside Liam Cooper, who will be available after missing the Yorkshire derby due to suspension. 

The other change in the defence comes at left-back with Vurnon Anita replacing Gaetano Berardi, who struggled to keep Wednesday's right flank quiet. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson could also be considered. 

Ezgjan Alioski's exploits with Macedonia during the break may tempt Christiansen to leave him on the bench, with Stuart Dallas and Pablo Hernandez coming in, and Kemar Roofe also dropping out of the lineup.

Dallas' inclusion is down to the defensive support that he may give Anita on the left-hand side given that the former Newcastle man is not a natural left-back. 

So with that in mind, here is a look at HITC Sport's predicted Leeds lineup in full ahead of their clash with Reading...

Leeds predicted lineup vs Reading

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