Leeds predicted lineup vs Cagliari: Four new signings start for Whites
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Leeds predicted lineup vs Cagliari: Four new signings start for Whites

Here is our predicted lineup for Leeds United as they prepare for their final pre-season friendly this weekend, as they face Cagliari at Elland Road.

Jesse Marsch’s men have had a mixed pre-season. There have been some promising signs. But they have not beaten either of the Premier League opposition they have faced.

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The clash with Cagliari will likely provide the biggest clue yet as to how Leeds may get on during the coming season. In previous seasons, the side picked for the final pre-season game has tended to resemble the starting lineup seen in the first competitive fixture.

So Jesse Marsch may well provide a few clues as to the side he wants to pick against Wolves.

Unsurprisingly for Leeds, injuries have had an impact on the team Marsch can pick. Junior Firpo, Luis Sinisterra and Adam Forshaw are amongst those set to miss out.

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Certainly, Forshaw’s injury is likely to lead to Tyler Adams and Marc Roca playing together in midfield.

The left-back situation is a little harder to call. Pascal Struijk gets the nod in our predicted lineup. But Marsch may have reservations about using all of his top three centre-backs in the same game.

Leeds predicted lineup vs Cagliari: Four new signings start for Whites

Jack Harrison starts further up the line, with Rodrigo coming in alongside Brenden Aaronson. And Patrick Bamford starts up front. It could be an important opportunity for Rodrigo as he looks for a breakout season at the third time of asking.

That may mean that the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood initially start on the bench. Dan James meanwhile, may not be the best option to start given that he is suspended for the Wolves clash.

With that in mind, here is a look at the full predicted lineup for when Leeds face Cagliari at Elland Road this weekend…

Leeds predicted lineup vs Cagliari
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