Leeds face another tricky test at Elland Road tomorrow, the in-form Hull City come to face the most in-form side in the league. Leeds could do with another win to keep putting pressure on the couple below them to win, and in reality this is a game you have to make the most of. Leeds may have Tyler Roberts back for the game.

Potential XI

GK – Baily Peacock-Farrell – There is little doubt he’ll start tomorrow but it’s also fair to say the pressure is now on the youngster. His mistake was papered over due to the remarkable turnaround but all eyes are on him now.

RB – Luke Ayling (c) – Was taken off late in the game and replaced by Jamie Shackleton who may well start in the coming weeks to make sure Ayling isn’t overused after his injury.

CB – Pontus Jansson – There aren’t many players in the form of Pontus Jansson at the moment. Alongside Phillips has been brilliant and up against the speed and experience of Fraizer Campbell tomorrow, a player in good form.

CB – Kalvin Phillips – I think Liam Cooper may struggle to get back into the side when he returns with what’s happening between Phillips and Jansson. Best form of his Leeds United career to date.

LB – Barry Douglas – We still need to see more of him in the final third. Rarely struggles defensively, just needs to bomb on and get balls into the box. More than capable.

DM – Adam Forshaw – If he has a good game he can really control the pace and dictate the start of our attacks. Maybe goes under the radar in terms of performances at times, doesn’t do much fancy, a very steady player.

CM – Mateusz Klich – At some stage he may need a rest but at the moment I don’t agree with some who say he’s leggy. He isn’t having such an influence on games but I think that’s down to his performance levels rather than being overplayed.

RW – Gjanni Alioski – Finally he’s looking like the player he is capable of. Better off the right, can impress linking up inside and by far his best position on the park. Hopefully he’s realising how effective he can be in the final third when he takes his time on the ball.

CAM – Pablo Hernandez – Had a terrible first half on Boxing Day but really led the fight towards the end of the game. If he plays within himself he is unplayable, it’s when he begins to force things he can lose his way.

LW – Jack Harrison – The best we’ve seen of Harrison for some time against Blackburn and we need more of it. A very tricky and clever player, but has to realise this is his chance, because he’s sat on the bench too much this season for a player of his potential.

ST – Kemar Roofe – In some form at the moment, not many strikers can boast his recent record. We have to give him a sniff before stoppage time though, my heart can’t take it.


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