Leeds v Bolton preview
Last Updated: 29/03/18 11:38am
Leeds will be boosted by the return to contention of midfielder Samuel Saiz for the home game against Bolton.
Saiz is nursing a hamstring problem and missed the recent home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, but is expected to feature on Friday for Paul Heckingbottom's side. Centre-back Liam Cooper (dead leg) and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan (neck) are also back in the frame after returning to full training this week.
Winger Stuart Dallas is doubtful after missing Northern Ireland's win against South Korea last weekend due to a hip injury, while Kemar Roofe (calf), Luke Ayling and Conor Shaughnessy (both ankle) are still out.
Bolton midfielder Darren Pratley will be monitored after being forced out of the home win against Aston Villa with a leg injury. Fellow midfielder Jan Kirchhoff is back in contention after missing that match with a minor hamstring problem and will be vying with Josh Vela for a start if Pratley misses out.
On-loan Everton defender Antonee Robinson, an unused substitute for the United States in their win against Paraguay, and Aaron Wilbraham are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up. But boss Phil Parkinson is expected to keep changes to a minimum after his side have lost just one of their last six matches.
Leeds haven't completed a league double over Bolton since the 1997/98 campaign when the sides were in the Premier League.
The Trotters are winless in six matches in all competitions against Leeds (D2 L4) since a 5-1 win in March 2014.
Jay-Roy Grot has scored one goal from one shot on target - in Leeds' last match against Sheffield Wednesday - and assisted one goal having created just one chance this season (against Cardiff in September) in the Championship.
Bolton have collected 20 points from their last 52 away Championship matches (W2 D14 L36).
Samuel Saiz has scored the most goals in the Championship this season (5) without those goals earning a single point for his side.
All but one of Bolton's Championship goals this season have been scored by Englishmen - Filipe Morais is the only non-Englishman to score for the Trotters.