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Leeds United vs Barnsley: Team news, preview & predictions

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 17:00, 24 August 2022

The EFL Cup second round gets underway this week and will see Leeds United play host to Barnsley on Wednesday evening (7:45pm, UK time).

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Leeds United team news

Jesse Marsch has slowly begun to implement his vision at Leeds United following a difficult first couple of months in charge. The Peacocks were aggressive in the summer transfer market bringing in no fewer than six new faces. Some have already settled into Marsch’s side while others continue to assimilate. This game is an opportunity to give those on the fringes valuable playing time. Stuart Dallas and Mateusz Bogusz, though, are still missing for the Yorkshire-based club.Kristoffer Klaesson should take over from Illan Meslier in goal while the likes of Adam Forshaw, Mateusz Klich, Luis Sinisterra, Crysencio Summerville, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood are pushing to start.

Barnsley team news

Heading into this game Barnsley have progressed from the EFL Cup second round just twice in 12 seasons. In the previous round of this season’s tournament Michael Duff’s men eked out a narrow 0-1 success at Middlesbrough which ended a two-game losing streak in the competition. Given the rarity of facing Premier League opposition, Barnlsey could be at near full strength. To date Josh Benson is their leading marksman, the midfielder has bagged two goals across six matches in all competitions.

Scoreline prediction: Leeds United 3-0 Barnsley

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