Marcelo Bielsa has delivered a team update ahead of the game against Bristol City at Elland Road on Saturday. 

Bielsa was talking in his pre-match press conference at Thorp Arch on Thursday afternoon (live in the official LUFC app, 12.30pm).

He started by saying that there were no new injury issues ahead of the match.

He then confirmed that Kiko Casilla and Patrick Bamford will both start the game on Saturday.

There have been calls for Casilla to be dropped after a string of blunders but Bielsa is sticking by his number one.

Bamford starting means that Jean-Kevin Augustin will likely be on the bench again.

Some fans won’t be happy with this but they should know how Bielsa works by now – this news really isn’t surprising, especially given the good performance on Tuesday.

It’s now up to the fans to get behind the team – as they always do to be fair.

Leeds’ form has been terrible since mid-December but they’re still clinging onto second place.

However, Fulham are on the same points in third and Bristol City – Leeds’ opponents on Saturday – are just three points behind in seventh.

Leeds beat Bristol City 3-1 on the opening day of the season at Ashton Gate and need to rediscover the form that led to such a fast start in the league.

In other Leeds United news, Jermaine Pennant predicts which two teams go up automatically after Leeds 1-1 draw


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