Leeds United under-23s have named a strong starting XI for their Premier League 2 clash against Wolves on Friday afternoon.

Mark Jackson has a number of senior players to call upon, with three in the squad as they look to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off, the young Whites have included Rodrigo, Gaetano Berardi and Ian Poveda, with Kalvin Phillips missing out.

Phillips missing out is a massive blow.

That all but confirms that he will be missing for the Premier League game against West Ham on Monday, but that Rodrigo could make the trip to the London Stadium.

Joe Gelhardt will not get the chance to impress Marcelo Bielsa again, with the youngster not involved in the squad at all, not even the bench.

The young striker has been on the bench for every Premier League clash since the Crystal Palace win but has yet to make his debut as a substitute as of yet.

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The young Whites can go 13 points clear of second-placed Stoke with victory this afternoon, with the Potters the in-form side in the division.

Wolves currently have three games in hand, though, and beating them would leave the gap at 17 points, making it impossible for them to catch up regardless of those games.

In other Leeds United news, Phillips interrupts video interview of Raphinha at Thorp Arch

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