Leeds United turn their attention to the Carabao Cup tonight as they host Bolton Wanderers and could make at least eight changes to their starting line-up.

Under new manager Marcelo Bielsa, the Whites have made a flying start to the Championship with a 3-1 win over Stoke City and a 4-1 thrashing of Derby County at the weekend.

And he plans to use the League Cup tie as a chance to see how some other members of his squad can perform when given an opportunity.

Centre-back Pontus Jansson and forward Patrick Bamford will start as Bielsa is preparing to make a string of other changes.

The Argentine has preferred Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper at the back so far this season while Kemar Roofe is keeping Bamford out of the starting eleven.

Lewis Baker, Jamal Blackman, Jack Harrison, Tom Pearce, Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton will all play.

Bielsa confirmed that the cup game gives those players who have not started in the Championship a chance to impress.

“So far we have played only two games,” he told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“And tomorrow many players who haven’t played so far will play, Blackman, Shackleton, Jansson, Pearce, Baker, Roberts, Bamford and Harrison.

“These players were not starters and they will play tomorrow,” he added.

For new signings Baker, Bamford, Blackman and Harrison, this will be their first start since arriving at the club.

Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw are unavailable, the former picking up a thigh injury ahead of the Derby game and the latter absent since the start of the season with ankle ligament damage.

The players coming into the side will need to be on their mettle as they take on a Bolton side that has also started the season well.

The Trotters beat West Bromwich Albion away from home on the first day of the season and have since drawn 2-2 with Bristol City.

Leeds United (possible): Jamal Blackman; Tom Pearce, Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling; Lewis Baker, Jamie Shackleton, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts


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