Monk makes four changes, Winnall starts: Sheffield Wednesday predicted XI vs Leeds – opinion

Sheffield Wednesday return to Championship action this afternoon as they face a short trip to contest a Yorkshire derby.

The Owls face Leeds United at Elland Road this afternoon as they look to get back on track in the league having suffered three straight losses.

Last time out, Garry Monk’s side recorded a historic victory in the FA Cup third round as they defeated Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion on their own patch 1-0.

The 40-year-old even named a mixed side for that encounter, so will there be any changes today?

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We expect Monk to name four new additions to the starting line up as they face up to the league leaders.

One major change could be in attack where Steven Fletcher’s absence is most noted. The 32-year-old, who is the Owls’ top goalscorer, was stretched off at the AMEX Stadium, so he’s likely to miss out.

In his absence comes the battering ram, Atdhe Nuhiu and he will be partnered by Sam Winnall after the 28-year-old was the man to replace Fletcher last weekend.

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Barry Bannan missed the game entirely as he was rested, he should slot straight back in alongside Massimo Luongo in central midfield, meaning Joey Pelupessy and Kieran Lee are both dropped.

Another player returning to the XI is Kadeem Harris after he was named as a substitute at Brighton.

The defence is shuffled about with Julian Borner making way for the system change, which means the impressive debutant Osaze Urhoghide continues at right-back in the absence of the injured Liam Palmer.

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