By Daniel Feliciano

28th Jan, 2023 | 7:10am

Georginio Rutter to start, 8 changes - Leeds United predicted XI v Accrington Stanley

Leeds United are likely to make several changes to their starting lineup for the FA Cup fourth round clash with Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites progressed through to the fourth round with a 5-2 win over Cardiff in their replay after an initial 2-2 draw, where manager Jesse Marsch made a host of changes to his usual team.

But with Accrington being several divisions below Leeds this will be another good chance for the manager to rotate the team and hand out some opportunities.

Illan Meslier was recalled for the replay in the last round, but Joel Robles should return to the side as Leeds will dominate possession and he should have little to do in the game.

In defence Liam Cooper is a doubt while Stuart Dallas is still out injured, so Marsch is likely to play a strong selection. Summer signing Rasmus Kristensen should start at right-back with Cody Drameh on his way to Luton on loan, while winter signing Max Wober is looking to slot in too at centre-back.

He should be partnered by Spaniard Diego Llorente, who is behind Pascal Struijk and Robin Koch in the pecking order, while Junior Firpo should get another chance to claim his place at left back.

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In midfield Adam Forshaw and Tyler Adams are unlikely to play, so Marsch could go with youth to hand rare starts to Darko Gyabi and Sam Greenwood in the heart of the team. Marc Roca is available too, but he is more likely to start on the bench.

In attack Brenden Aaronson and Jack Harrison continue to battle for their places in the team, and with Crysencio Summerville ruled out through injury and Willy Gnonto’s importance meaning he is unlikely to be risked, they should start again.

Luis Sinisterra returned from injury as a substitute against Brentford last time out, and could once again be a substitute, with Marshc confirming that club-record signing Georginio Rutter is likely to start the game.

If he does start as expected, it’s likely to be on the left wing so that Patrick Bamford can get a start too having started 2023 well with two goals in three appearances.

Leeds predicted XI v Accrington Stanley: Robles; Kristensen, Llorente, Wober, Firpo; Gyabi, Greenwood; Aaronson, Harrison, Rutter; Bamford

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