By Mark Smith

3rd Apr, 2021 | 2:01pm

Confirmed Leeds starting XI & team news v Sheffield United

Leeds United have made one change to their starting XI for the Premier League clash against Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

Marcelo Bielsa has decided to drop Pascal Struijk from the side that beat Fulham 2-1 on their last outing in the league

Confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off this afternoon, the Whites have brought Liam Cooper back into the side after his weeks out with COVID-19.

Leeds have been boosted massively over the international break, and have a full-strength squad available to choose from.

Rodrigo, Pablo Hernandez, Cooper all returned from injury and have finally handed Bielsa a headache in his team selection.

Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas both returned from international duty with England and Northern Ireland unharmed which is brilliant news.

Sheffield United are currently rock bottom in the Premier League and are cruising towards relegation to the Championship only two years after stepping up.

Paul Heckingbottom has replaced Chris Wilder and hasn’t turned things around, conceding seven goals and scoring none in his first two outings.

The Blades have numerous players missing at Elland Road, with Chris Basham, Billy Sharp, Sander Berge and John Egan all ruled out.

Leeds have a tough end to April after this one with both Manchester clubs and Liverpool to come; this could be a must-win.

In other Leeds United news, David Prutton predicts Yorkshire derby battle as the Whites take on Sheffield United

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