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Leeds defensive trio doubtful for Brentford match

Leeds could have to play with a makeshift defensive line against Brentford on Wednesday night.

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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.

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.

How big a miss will these players be if they are unavailable? Let us know in the comments or on twitter @mightywhitespod or @ThruitallLUFC.