Leeds Utd v Nottingham Forest Match Thread

08 Aug 2019 08:20am, by Ellandback1

Leeds Utd v Nottingham Forest

Saturday 8th August 2019 12.30pm | Elland Road

Leeds first home game of their centennial season see's them welcoming Nottingham Forest to Elland Road. Leeds and Forest have always had a rocky relationship dating back to the Don Revie - Brian Clough days, however Forest fans still hold a grudge from last season when Roofe earned Leeds a point having scored with his hand at close range.

Leeds have no fresh injury worries. Jamie Shackleton is regaining his fitness after time spent on the treatment table, whilst Ayling and Roberts continue to be ruled out. After a steady performance against Bristol City, Stuart Dallas looks set to retain his right back slot.

Even with an influx of players expecting to arrive at Elland Road before Thursday tea time's transfer deadline, Bielsa very rarely changes a winning team.

Sabri Lamouchi's first competitive game for Forest ended up in a 2-1 home defeat against West Brom last weekend. Since then, the former French International has signed defender Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal and Caen shot stopper Brice Samba to tighten up their defence.