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Grant McCann has made six changes to his Hull City side for this evening's Carabao Cup second round tie against Leeds United at Elland Road. Hull-born right-back Lewie Coyle comes in for his Tigers debut and will captain the team against the club with whom he started his career. Fit-again Callum Elder returns at left-back, with Alfie Jones and Sean McLaughlin named at centre-half in a completely changed back four. Dan Batty and James Scott also start, while Mallik Wilks features against his former club. New signing Thomas Mayer starts on the bench, along with academy products Harvey Cartwright, Jacob Greaves, Billy Chadwick and Callum Jones.
Hull City: Ingram; Coyle, Jones, McLaughlin, Elder; Batty, Honeyman, Docherty; Wilks, Scott, Lewis-Potter. Get the latest Hull City stories straight to your inbox with our new newsletter Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Grant McCann named new signing Thomas Mayer on the bench as he opted for a strong side in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with rivals Leeds United at Elland Road. There was also a debut for ex-Whites man Lewie Coyle, as he came into the side to captain the Tigers in west Yorkshire as McCann made six changes from the weekend. Callum Elder returned from injury to take his place in the starting XI, while Mallik Wilks is another former United man to face his former club and keeps his place after Saturday's fine win at Gillingham in City's League One opener. Elsewhere, McCann started with Matt Ingram in goal, while Dan Batty comes back into the team after starting against Leicester City in the EFL Trophy last week.
The restrictions will be similar to those brought in in Caerphilly, meaning people can only leave to go to work if they cannot work from home, to access education, health care, food and essentials or for legal obligations. Fixture: Leeds United vs Hull City Leeds United have officially revealed their starting eleven and substitutes this this evening's EFL Cup clash against League One outfit Hull City, with Marcelo Bielsa making wholesale changes. The Whites locked horns with Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League at the weekend and earned plaudits for their performance despite suffering a 4-3 defeat. Bielsa will be keen for his men to taste victory this evening and progress in the EFL Cup. However, he makes eleven changes from the side that started at Liverpool, with Charlie Cresswell making his debut for the Whites. Jamie Shackleton is handed a start in midfield, along with Mateusz Bogusz, while Ian Poveda, Ezgjan Alioski and Tyler Roberts support Rodrigo.
Bielsa has options on the bench if he needs to change things around, including Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford. Leeds United Team vs Hull City Casilla, Davis, Casey, Cresswell, Douglas, Shackleton, Bogusz, Poveda, Alioski, Roberts, Rodrigo Leeds United v Hull City - Rookie Ian Poveda eager to grasp chance in League Cup FOR Leeds United's supporting cast, opportunities to catch Marcelo Bielsa's eye in competitive fixtures away from the Premier League in 2020-21 will not be commonplace. Leeds United's Ian Poveda. It is why this evening's encounter against Yorkshire opposition in Hull City will assume particular importance to those who are seeking to showcase their credentials for involvement in the club's marquee fixtures in the Premier League. Progression against the Tigers tonight would potentially provide two further precious chances in this particular competition later this month. Among that number is winger Ian Poveda, who has made just one start since moving to Leeds from Manchester City in January. With Bielsa understandably having one eye on United's home match against Fulham on Saturday – the club's first game back in the big time at Elland Road since May 2004 – the likes of Poveda, Kiko Casilla, Gjanni Alioski and Oliver Casey are likely to come into his thoughts. A potential full debut for record signing Rodrigo, whose introduction from the bench at Anfield provided drama in the way few could have expected, is also a tantalising option for Bielsa. As far as Poveda is concerned, he has no truck with biding his time behind Helder Costa and Jack Harrison in league matches – mindful that as a young player in the early stages of his professional journey, patience can be a virtue. Poveda, whose sole senior first-team appearance for City arrived in the club's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton in January 2019. I said: "I am happy for them, I am really excited, I want the whole team playing good. Ultimately, it makes me a better player. The players playing good makes me better, I want to work harder and train harder. "We have a good team spirit in the changing room, that's what I really enjoy, everyone is united, there are no little groups and some guys to the side. "Even though we performed really well the lads did not let that overtake the feeling of the result, ultimately that is important. He is always trying to make us better players, we are just grateful for that." Tonight's tie is the first time that Leeds and Hull have ever faced each other in a Cup competition. It is likely to be a sentimental occasion for Hull duo Lewie Coyle and Mallik Wilks, who both return to their former club. Hull supporters following the game remotely could get their first glimpse of free agent Austrian winger Thomas Mayer, who joined the club this week. Last six games: Leeds WWWWWL; Hull LLLDLW. Last time: Leeds 2 Hull 0, December 10, 2019; Championship.