The Leeds United Under-23s play Burnley this afternoon and will try to restore pride to the city after the embarrassing drubbing by Crawley on Sunday.

The starting XI has been announced and striker Sam Greenwood starts after making his senior debut in the FA Cup game.

However, it looks like he might have a deeper role today, with Bobby Kamwa up front.

There’s no Diego Llorente, which is a bit of a blow, with the centre-back expected to be involved after returning from injury.

It means that he’s unlikely to play against Brighton on Saturday after Marcelo Bielsa said he wanted him to get U23s game time before playing for the first team.

The team news was announced on the official Leeds United Twitter page ahead of the 2pm kick-off at the County Ground in Leyland.

Under-23s can restore pride to Leeds

We don’t imagine the Under-23s would have done much worse had Marcelo Bielsa played them in the FA Cup yesterday.

They’re flying high, on top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table, and on a run of four wins in their last five games.

Today’s game won’t be easy though – Burnley haven’t lost in five games.

There’s no Joe Gelhardt, which perhaps suggests why he wasn’t involved in the FA Cup, and no senior first-team players.

We were hoping to see Llorente but he’s obviously still not ready for a return to action. Thankfully, Liam Cooper got through 45 minutes of yesterday’s game unscathed.

You can watch the game live on Burnley’s official YouTube channel.

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