Leeds predicted lineup vs Barnsley: Wiedwald, Anita and O'Kane return

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald looks to release the ball during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

Leeds United face Barnsley in the Championship this weekend looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Wolves.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

While Leeds were undoubtedly underdogs going into their Championship clash with Wolves on Wednesday night, it would be no surprise if Thomas Christiansen made a number of changes to his side ahead of the trip to Barnsley due to the manner of the defeat.

Often second best, the Whites were beaten 4-1 by the Championship leaders. There was one bright period when Gjanni Alioski made the score 2-1 to the home side just after the break and Leeds appeared to be in the ascendancy - but that was brought to an end as Ronaldo Vieira was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Vieira will be suspended for the trip to Oakwell following the red card, forcing Christiansen into at least one change for the game against their Yorkshire rivals.

Tom Lawrence of Derby County battles for the ball with Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31,...

Eunan O'Kane is surely the most likely player to come in for Vieira, but Mateusz Klich may be hoping that his chances of forcing his way back into the side may be helped by the academy graduate's absence.

Meanwhile, one position it would certainly be no surprise to see Christiansen make a change in is between the sticks with Andy Lonergan enduring a miserable night against his former club and not exactly covering himself in glory in the games before the trip to Molineux.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald looks to release the ball during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

A second chance for Felix Wiedwald seems the most likely option, but Christiansen may also decide to keep faith with Lonergan or spring an even bigger surprise - but one that a number of fans may be calling for - by handing Bailey Peacock-Farrell a chance.

The other change from the XI that faced Wolves comes at left-back. Gaetano Berardi struggled to cope with the league leaders' attacking strength and has not managed to make the left-back spot his own this term, so perhaps Vurnon Anita will return to the side - though Cameron Borthwick-Jackson may also in contention after recovering from injury.

While we do not expect Christiansen to make any other changes, there are a number of positions where there may be question marks over those currently occupying the spots.

For example, Stuart Dallas will get many fans' vote over Pablo Hernandez, Caleb Ekuban's presence may have given Kemar Roofe something to think about, and centre-back pair Matthew Pennington and Conor Shaughnessy should not be discounted either. 

But here is how we expect Leeds to line up against Barnsley...

Leeds predicted lineup vs Barnsley

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