Leeds United face Reading on the back of a good win against Birmingham City where there was a sense of bristling fizz in Leeds’ play, something developed from an encouraging display against high-flying Burnley in a close 1-0 loss.

Today’s game at Elland Road sees the 15th-placed Whites entertain the team directly above them and level on points as Berkshire-based reading travel north for today’s game.

Expectations will be high amongst Leeds fans who will be looking for a repeat of the Birmingham performance to bring a little April hope to a Leeds United home game where there will be at least a slight distraction with the proposed march on Elland Road by supporters of protest group Time To Go Massimo.

Leeds United fans knew that there would be one enforced change, with Alex Mowatt’s red card not being rescinded on appeal, meaning that he will miss the next three league games starting with today’s visit of Reading.

Leeds United – today’s starting 11

Taking charge of today’s game gives Steve Evans the record as the longest-serving manager/head coach under Massimo Cellino’s rocky stewardship of the club. Team-wise, Sol Bamba and Tom Adeyemi miss out due to illness with on-loan midfielders Liam Bridcutt and Mustapha Carayol missing due to injury. Stepping up to the breach is Giuseppe Bellusci as the only change to the starting line up from the Birmingham game.

Leeds United – subsitutes bench

On the bench, there are three changes as perennial Under-21 performers Casper Sloth, Jordan Botaka and Lee Erwin get a possible chance to step up and make a name for themselves.

Steve Evans goes through the team selection

Leeds fans react on Twitter to team news.

This Leeds fan is happy to see the changes that have been made on the bench, expressing hope too.

Leeds fan Chris has a very simple plea.

Chris plea is echoed by Leeds fan Nathan.

https://twitter.com/Sch08098247/status/721329366240792576

Not sure of the relevance of this Tweet but if you’re peckish and a bit of an animal, follow your nose to find Georgia.

Leeds fan Laura is predicting a meltdown towards the end of the game with Bellusci being centre stage.

Little bit of a dig here from Leeds fan Jordan?


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.