Leeds United vs Guiseley team news confirmed as Mark Jackson names Adam Forshaw in squad

Leeds United arrive at Guiseley this evening, buoyed by effective summer recruitment, a harmonious dressing room and a new home kit.

The Whites will go toe-to-toe with the National League North side at Nethermoor Park in what is a regular fixture of the pre-season calendar most years.

It was expected that Marcelo Bielsa would name an U23-heavy line-up this evening, something which has come to pass with the release of the teams.

The Argentine is not taking charge this evening, with U23s boss Mark Jackson in the dugout instead.

New signing Junior Firpo is not involved in what is effectively a run-out for the U23 side, with the addition of Adam Forshaw.

Fans will be keen to get a glimpse of the side, with many having been restricted to armchair viewing over the past 18 months.

Around 3,000 have made the short trip north west to Guiseley, whose Nethermoor Park ground is located near to Leeds-Bradford Airport.

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They will be hoping the Leeds XI put on a show this evening, in what will be a first away day of sorts for well over a year, and the first as a Premier League club for 17 years.

Guiseley have already played two friendlies so far this summer, a narrow defeat to League Two side Bradford City and a 3-0 win over Yorkshire Amateurs.

While for most clubs this would likely give them the edge over their next opponents, Leeds United’s gruelling pre-season schedule means it is likely to be the visitors who are more match-ready.

Tomorrow evening, the team will take on Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, meaning it will be a quick turnaround if any of the U23s in tonight’s travelling squad make the cut.

Here is the team Leeds United have picked to line up against Guiseley this evening:

1. Elia Caprile

2. Cody Drameh

3. Liam McCarron

4. Jack Jenkins

5. Charlie Cresswell

6. Nohan Kenneh

7. Crysencio Summerville

8. Stuart McKinstry

9. Joe Gelhardt

10. Sam Greenwood

11. Amari Miller

Substitutes: Van den Heuvel, Forshaw, Allen, Moore, Dean

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