, Late call over key man: Leeds United team news and predicted XI to face Huddersfield Town

Late call over key man: Leeds United team news and predicted XI to face Huddersfield Town

The latest Leeds United team news as Daniel Farke’s side gear up to face Huddersfield Town in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds United return to league action after pushing Premier League big spenders Chelsea in the FA Cup. They will be looking to win a 10th Championship game on the spin as they head to Huddersfield Town.

The Whites won the reverse fixture 4-1 at Elland Road. In that game, Daniel Farke’s side steamrolled a struggling Town outfit with a first-half masterclass.

Farke’s side now has nine consecutive league wins under their belt in 2024. This blistering form has lifted them to 2nd in the Championship table and within only six points of leaders Leicester City.

Huddersfield Town meanwhile have turned around their fortunes. They are three places and two points clear of the drop zone and come into this home game at the John Smith’s Stadium on the back of a win over Watford.

 

Leeds United team news

Ahead of the game, Daniel Farke issued the latest on his squad (as relayed by the Yorkshire Evening Post).

The biggest boost comes from news that the Leeds United squad to face Huddersfield Town is likely to see a Georginio Rutter return. The French talent missed the FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge but Farke expects him to return.

Long-term absentees Stuart Dallas (femoral fracture) and Karl Darlow (dislocated thumb) are still not in contention. Jamie Shackleton has also been confirmed as definitely out by Farke. The German does say that Joe Gelhardt (back spasm) could be involved against Huddersfield Town.

More concern comes over Bulgarian international Ilia Gruev. The summer buy has impressed since nailing down a starting role in the Leeds United midfield after Ethan Ampadu dropped back into defence to cover Pascal Struijk’s injury.

Farke says Gruev – who is suffering from a hip flexor issue – will be a “late call” when it comes to consideration for Saturday’s game. He says that the Bulgarian has trained individually but will need to train with the team on Friday to be considered.

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Predicted XI

Meslier (GK)

Roberts

Rodon

Ampadu

Firpo

Gray

Kamara

Gnonto

Rutter

Summerville

Bamford

Leeds United will be looking to bounce back from the spirited display which saw them lose 3-2 to Chelsea in the FA Cup. It will be a short trip down the M62 to face West Yorkshire rivals in Huddersfield Town.

Farke has been loathe to change a succeeding side, and that has served him well at Elland Road. His resistance to change has seen the Whites put together the superb run they are on.

With Ilia Gruev struggling somewhat, Farke may take the safe option and allow him time to recover. That could be a scenario that sees Conor Roberts make his full Championship debut for Leeds United with Archie Gray slotting into midfield.

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