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4-2-3-1: Heckingbottom could line-up with this playing XI for the final gameweek against QPR – Agreed?



Leeds United will face off against Queens Park Rangers in their final game of the 2017/18 EFL Championship season, at the Elland Road on Sunday.

The Whites currently sit 14th in the league table, after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich City last weekend. And manager Paul Heckingbottom will be hoping to inspire his troops to a victory in order to end a disappointing campaign on a brighter note.

And here’s how the Yorkshire based club could take the field in their final game of the season;

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK)

The academy graduate has been one of the few bright spots in recent weeks when the results have been dwindling. Should keep his spot between the sticks on Sunday.

Vurnon Anita (RB)

With Matthew Pennington struggling at right-back against the Canaries last weekend, Heckingbottom should call upon former Newcastle United man Vurnon Anita into the starting XI.

Pontus Jansson (CB)

The giant Swede has once again been the most solid of a struggling Leeds defence. Needs to inspire his team to a win this weekend.

Paudie O’Connor (CB)

The youngster has shown good promise in his handful of appearances in the first team. Should be given a chance ahead of Liam Cooper for the last game.

Tom Pearce (LB)

Another talent from the youth ranks that has impressed in recent performances, left-back Tom Pearce should be retained in the starting XI for the game against QPR.

Adam Forshaw (CM)

The former Middlesbrough man did not start in the loss against Norwich last weekend, but was a bright spark after coming on as a substitute. Should replace Ronaldo Vieira in the playing XI.

Kalvin Phillips (CM)

The English midfielder scored the only goal for the Whites against Norwich City last weekend. Needs to improve his overall game if he is going to be a consistent performer though.

Gjanni Alioski (RW)

The Macedonian has shown fleeting glimpses of his brilliance but has failed to deliver on a consistent basis for the Whites. Needs to step up in the final game of the season.

Samu Saiz (CAM)

The Spaniard had been Leeds’ chief creative force for much of the first half of the season but has faded in recent months. Will want to end his debut campaign in England on a high.

Pablo Hernandez (LW)

The 33-year old Spanish playmaker recently inked a new two-year contract with the Whites, highlighting his importance at the club. Will want to repay the faith with a strong display in the last game of the campaign.

Kemar Roofe (ST)

Spearheading the attack for the Whites against QPR will be Kemar Roofe. The former Oxford United man has proven to be a handy operator at the top and offers more than on-loan striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga.


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