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After breaking a 4-game winless run with a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers this past weekend, Leeds United will look to carry that momentum when they take on Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.
The win against Bolton saw Paul Heckingbottom’s side move to 12th place in the EFL Championship standings, 9 points shy of the playoff spots. With 7 games left to play in the season, the manager will be hoping to go on a winning run and finish the season on a high.
The academy graduate has been quite impressive since being entrusted with the goalkeeping duties in recent weeks.
The Northern Irishman has shown positive signs in understanding his new role, getting adjusted to the makeshift position at right-back.
Leeds’ best defender by a country mile, Swedish international Pontus Jansson is a key cog for Heckingbottom and is a leader on the pitch.
Injury to club captain Liam Cooper has seen Matthew Pennington, on loan from Everton, getting a significant amount of game time.
The 29-year-old Swiss full-back has shown signs of form in recent weeks and the manager will be hoping more of the same from one of his senior pros.
The Macedonian winger was in top form against Bolton Wanderers over the weekend and will want to build on that performance.
The Irishman should once again take the field for the Whites in the injury-enforced absence of Adam Forshaw.
Having struggled for game time under Heckingbottom, the youngster took his chance with both hands in the win against Bolton.
The veteran playmaker got another goal in the weekend triumph, making it two strikes and an assist in his last three league appearances.
Having recovered from an injury, the Spaniard made an appearance from the bench against Bolton. His composure and ability to find a pass are key for Leeds.
Having endured a frustrating debut season with the Whites, the 24-year-old Ekuban will be high on confidence, after having scored his first league goal this past weekend.