Leeds United will be hoping to get back to winning ways in their latest Championship clash.
While many Championship sides have been negotiating Carabao Cup fixtures this week, Leeds have been able to spend slightly longer preparing for their first game after the weekend having been knocked out in the previous round.
The Whites are in an unusual position heading into their clash with Sheffield Wednesday as they go into a game off the back of a league defeat for the first time this season after Birmingham ended their unbeaten start on Saturday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men were not at the races for much of the contest at Elland Road, but the Leeds head coach will surely not be making any rash decisions given the faith that he has shown in his squad throughout the campaign thus far.
With several players repaying that faith, it seems unlikely that Bielsa will not give them the chance to put things right at Hillsborough on Friday night.
It looks most likely that Bielsa will name an unchanged team, but there are perhaps one or two players who may be hoping for a rare start while there may also be a couple of regulars within Bielsa’s ranks who are feeling slightly nervous about their positions.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be hugely disappointed with both goals that he conceded at the weekend, and there appears to be some fans who want to see Jamal Blackman handed a chance.
Meanwhile, Gjanni Alioski has struggled lately. His goal against Birmingham – which was superbly-taken – may be enough to keep him in the team, but he could perhaps have competition from players such as Jack Clarke and Stuart Dallas.
Dallas or Adam Forshaw are perhaps the players who appear to be most likely to break into the team if Bielsa does decide to make some changes. But on this occasion, it should probably surprise no-one if the Leeds boss gives the same players the chance to make up for Saturday’s defeat.
With that in mind, here is a look at the predicted lineup in full…