The commencement of the 2019/20 Championship season continues to edge closer, and with a new campaign on the horizon, a selection of Leeds supporters on Reddit have been discussing who Marcelo Bielsa will call on against Bristol City.
Our Argentine head coach will already be without Kemar Roofe, after last season’s top goalscorer was ruled out for the next four weeks, as further scans on his ankle injury suffered in the pre-season friendly with Western Sydney Wanderers revealed the severity of the blow was not as bad as first feared.
The 2020-free agent will likewise miss our second-tier fixtures with Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic, along with the EFL Cup tie against League Two side Salford City.
Another guaranteed absence for the opening day clash at Ashton Gate is Tyler Roberts, who underwent a minor operation on his knee during the summer, while doubt lingers over Luke Ayling’s availability following a knock suffered in training ahead of the tour of Australia.
Bielsa also faces questions over how he will field his new attacking line-up, with the boss now tasked with deciding where best to deploy creative genius Pablo Hernandez, new signing Helder Costa and the returning Jack Harrison.
The backline will also be shaken up from the men who kept the third-best defensive record in the regular Championship season last term, given Pontus Jansson’s departure and Gaetano Berardi’s first-game suspension.
Here’s what these United supporters suggested should be the answers to Bielsa’s key decision…