After 13 rounds of this season’s Championship fixtures, Garry Monk’s Leeds United sit on 13th position having garnered 17 points thus far (W5 D2 L6). By weekend, the Peacocks travel to the Molineux Stadium to square off with Wolverhampton, and they will hope to get all 3 points having drawn 1 and lost 1 in their most recent fixtures.
As the quest to land a play-offs spot at the end of a grueling 46-game campaign continues, Monk once again will likely field this his best starting XI to get a vital win on the road.
GK – Green
The 36-year-old veteran has remained in goal all season, and having kept the clean sheet twice, more is still expected from him. The game against Wolves will provide him another opportunity to do just that.
LB – Taylor
The young academy product is another regular name on the starting lineup sheet having played all Leeds league games till date. With just an assist to his name, Charlie will be hoping to contribute more to his team’s offensive cause on Saturday.
CB – Jansson
Sweden international Pontus Jansson has been a cog of Leeds rearguard this season, and will be relied upon to once again put in a great performance come weekend.
CB – Bartley
The tough tackling English centre-half has played every minute of the 2016-17 Championship season for Leeds this term, and can always be counted upon to put his best foot forward every now and then. The case shouldn’t be different against Wolves.
RB – Ayling
Since arriving from Bristol City after the first round of fixtures, the 25-year-old right-back has played every other league game for Leeds, and continues being part of a permanent rearguard selection Monk trusts so much.
DM – Philips
Kalvin Philips will pass for one of the best defensive midfielders in the division in the current campaign, as he has been consistently making key interceptions and winning tackles since establishing himself as a regular face in Monk’s starting XI.
DM – O’Kane
The Irish defensive midfielder is also an integral part of Leeds midfield tasked with providing cover for the defence, and also helping to link with the attack. He has created an assist in 7 appearances this term.
AML – Roofe
Roofe has failed to impress since his move from Oxford United. However, he should start the game this weekend, thanks to the injury to Dallas.
AMC – Hernández
The Spaniard has slotted in seamlessly at Leeds United since arriving on loan from Al-Arabi over the summer. In 10 appearances, the 2013 League Cup winner with Swansea City has scored twice and assisted once, and would likely stay on a permanent basis if the club secures promotion to the topflight. 3 points against Wolverhampton, and they will edge closer to the dream.
AMR – Sacko
The Malian youngster has been vital to Leeds United ambition this term, and with a goal and 3 assists to his name since arriving from Sochaux during the summer transfer window, he sure can help their promotion dreams come true if his fine form continues.
CF – Wood
With 6 goals already this term, the 24-year-old New Zealand international is on course to beat the tally of 13 goals he bagged in 36 league appearances last term. Having spent 3 terms with Leicester City until the end of 2014-15, Chris definitely has the hunger to return to the top flight, and his goals can fire Leeds up after 13 seasons without a taste of EPL football for the Elland Road outfit. He needs to make a statement against the Wolves.