Leeds United may have to make changes for tomorrow night’s Championship fixture against Brentford FC at Elland Road on Wednesday night.
In his press conference, Marcelo Bielsa stated that Barry Douglas, Liam Cooper, and Ezgjan Alioski are all doubtful for the game - although none have yet been ruled out of selection.
From Bielsa's pre-Brentford press conference - Cooper, Douglas and Alioski are doubts for tomorrow's game. Not ruled out yet. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 20, 2019
You would assume that Switzerland international Gaetano Berardi would deputise for Leeds captain Liam Cooper if he is unavailable, with young defender Pascal Struijk stepping up to the substitutes bench.
Bielsa also stated that if Alioski and Douglas are unavailable, Northern Ireland’s Stuart Dallas will switch to left-back (which we saw him do with such aplomb against Derby County in the play-offs) and Jamie Shackleton will come in at right-back.
| Should Douglas and Alioski be unavailable tomorrow, Marcelo says that Dallas will move over to the left with Jamie Shackleton playing at right back pic.twitter.com/JFZqyVqVAR— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 20, 2019