Leeds United are off for a couple of weeks now with the last international break of the season, but there’s still action to be had for fans.
The Under-23s play this afternoon at West Brom and it’s top v bottom as Mark Jackson’s side look to finish the job and get promoted to Division One of Premier League 2.
There are some Leeds players who aren’t going on international duty – one of them is Robin Koch, who has just returned from a long-term injury.
He’ll be looking to get back to match fitness as quickly as possible with the Euros on the horizon, and we think he will play today.
The next game for the Leeds first-team is a week on Saturday and Koch needs minutes on the pitch.
The bad news for the West Brom youngsters is that we think they are also going to have to contend with Gaetano Berardi.
He’s on the way back to the first-team as well and he’ll get another chance to prove that he’s ready to make his Premier League bow this afternoon.
Adam Forshaw was seen in a training video last week and that came as a great surprise for Leeds fans.
He will need extensive time with the Under-23s before he gets back in the first-team squad but today will likely come too soon for him.
He’s been out for 18 months and will need more time at Thorp Arch before getting into competitive action.
Rodrigo didn’t make the Spain squad and there’s a chance that he could make a cameo appearance this afternoon as he looks to work his way back in Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI.
We’re also expecting Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood and Cody Drameh to feature as Leeds look to bag three points against the young Baggies.
The three points the Leeds first-team won on Friday night has all but guaranteed Premier League safety.
Another three against Sheffield United a week on Saturday could be the catalyst that sees one or more of these three getting their big break in the Premier League.
You can watch the Under-23s game on LUTV today – kick-off is 2pm.
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