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Leeds Utd Confirmed XI: First Team Return For Sharp

Leeds United have confirmed their starting eleven for the game against Nottingham Forest on their official Twitter account.

The Whites travel to Forest having lost against Fulham in the Championship in their last game.

Since then, manager Neil Redfearn has been talking about rejigging the first team, although there are not necessarily many options available to him to change things.

There is no natural width in the side, as the situation has been since the departures of Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass over two seasons ago.

Unsurprisingly, Leeds top scorer Mirco Antenucci retains his place in the first team for the game.

The newly bleach blonde Marco Silvestri continues in net, having been ever present since the start of the season.

Stephen Warnock starts despite having picked up a knock in the game against Fulham, which Leeds lost 1-0.

Sam Byram also plays, and will hope to continue his recent good form in the league.

Billy Sharp also starts for the first time in an extended period.

26-Year-Old Leeds Utd Star Hit By Two Game Ban

Leeds United star Gaetano Berardi has been hit by a two game suspension for his two bookings against Huddersfield Town at the weekend, as confirmed by the Football Association.

Berardi has suffered the longer suspension due to his sending off against Accrington Stanley in the League Cup, a violent tackle with little prompt that took him out for several games.

While the Swiss right back has had solid displays when he has played, discipline has been an issue, and it is questionable as to whether he can be relied upon to not get himself sent off.

The suspension should see Sam Byram restored to the first team for the clash with Brentford at the weekend, although Byram has also had his own problems with suspensions this season.

He was red carded for allegedly head butting an opponent against Watford, which saw him suspended for three matches. Byram lost his position in the first team to Berardi as a result.

Hockaday: Leeds Wonderkid Will Remain At Elland Road

Leeds United head coach David Hockaday has said that Sam Byram is set to stay at Elland Road for the coming season, with the news about the talented young player reported by Adam Pope of BBC Radio Leeds.

Byram had been the subject of Premier League interest in recent weeks, with suggestions that he could be keen to depart to a side in the top flight. Sunderland emerged as a likely destination, with Byram reportedly not keen on a switch to Southampton, who had made an official approach to the Yorkshire club for his services.

The right back burst on to the scene at Elland Road two seasons ago, winning the Young Player of the Year award in 2012/13. He was hit by injury last season and struggled for games, but has started the new year in top form.

Leeds earned their first three points of the new campaign with a win against Middlesbrough at the weekend, with Billy Sharp scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory.