By David Woods

1st Sep, 2020 | 11:43am

Leeds fans can watch extended highlights from first pre-season friendly v Stoke today

Fans will get their first chance to see the Leeds United players in action today as Marcelo Bielsa prepares for his first pre-season friendly.

Leeds have travelled to Stoke for the game and while it’s not going to be broadcast live, there will be extended highlights available later on today.

That was the official word from Stoke, who are controlling how this friendly plays out – behind closed doors and with no media.

There will also be in-game updates on the Stoke City app and likely on Twitter.

The news was posted on the official Stoke City Twitter page on Tuesday morning.

A lot of first-team players will be missing from the action today.

New signings Rodrigo and Robin Koch are both on international duty with Spain and Germany respectively.

They could face off against each other in a blockbuster game on Thursday.

Liam Cooper, Gjanni Alioski, Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Illan Meslier and Alfie McCalmont are all away for international duty, too.

Tyler Roberts was withdrawn from the Wales squad. That means he is very unlikely to make any sort of appearance today.

It means that today’s game could feature a number of Under-23 players, with Leeds fans perhaps getting the opportunity to run the rule on new signings such as Joe Gelhardt, Cody Drameh and Sam Greenwood.

We’ve no update on whether the highlights will be available on LUFC TV but you can download the Stoke City app from the App Store.

Updates will likely be made on the Stoke City Twitter account, too.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay: This is where Rodrigo will play for Leeds in the Premier League