Skipper Liam Bridcutt set for Leeds return

Skipper Liam Bridcutt set for Leeds return

Leeds skipper Liam Bridcutt could return to contention for the home EFL Cup tie against Blackburn.

Midfielder Bridcutt missed Saturday's win at Cardiff due to a foot injury sustained against Rovers in last week's league clash between the two sides at Elland Road.

Head coach Garry Monk is likely to make several changes and the likes of Tyler Denton, who scored on his debut in the previous round at Luton, fellow defenders Liam Cooper and Lewie Coyle, plus midfielders Alex Mowatt and Matt Grimes could return to the starting line-up.

Right-back Gaetano Berardi remains Monk's only injury absentee as he works his way back from a long-term hamstring injury.

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle has confirmed he will make "eight or nine changes" to the side which clinched their first league win of the season against Rotherham on Saturday.

Derrick Williams and Tommie Hoban are both cup-tied and fellow defender Gordon Greer will play no part after sustaining a knock at the weekend.

Danny Graham, Elliott Ward (both ankle), Adam Henley (hamstring), Charlie Mulgrew (calf) and Anthony Stokes (knee) all remain sidelined.

Goalkeeper David Raya will replace Jason Steele and on-loan West Ham midfielder Martin Samuelsen is expected to make his first start for Rovers. There could also be recalls for Liam Feeney and Jack Byrne.