Bamford and Firpo start: Leeds' confirmed lineup against Leicester
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Bamford and Firpo start: Leeds' confirmed lineup against Leicester

Leeds United have confirmed their lineup ahead of their crucial Premier League clash against Leicester City, with Jesse Marsch making four changes for the trip to the King Power Stadium.

The Whites are looking to end a run of six games without a win on Thursday. Of course, there were much more positive signs against Arsenal at the weekend.

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Leeds pushed the Premier League leaders to the brink at Elland Road. However, when the crucial moments came, the Whites were unable to find the back of the net.

Firpo and Bamford start: Leeds lineup against Leicester

But there were encouraging signs. And after playing the side at the summit of the league, they now face the team right at the bottom.

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Leeds were dealt an injury blow before the game. Jesse Marsch confirmed that Pascal Struijk will miss out due to a minor injury. The 23-year-old is expected to be back for the weekend.

Struijk has been outstanding at left-back this season. But his absence presents Junior Firpo with a chance to make his first start of the campaign. Marsch labelled him ‘a very intelligent’ player in his press conference.

Another change comes further forward, with Patrick Bamford replacing Rodrigo. Unfortunately, Rodrigo made the error which cost Leeds against Arsenal. And he was taken off not long after.

Marsch insisted that his mistake was not the reason for his withdrawal. But there was no question that Leeds looked a lot more dangerous with Bamford leading the line.

The only question is how much of tonight’s game will the Englishman be able to get through. The longer he is on the pitch, the better our chances of a positive result will surely be.

Meanwhile, both Diego Llorente and Crysencio Summerville have come in for Liam Cooper and Jack Harrison.

With that in mind, here is tonight’s lineup in full…

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