You can only put 11 players on the pitch and as it stands, Wolves should have 11 good ones.
Beyond that, things aren’t great.
With only one significant addition, several departures and still more talk about key personnel leaving than new talent arriving, it’s been a summer of frustration.
I suppose all we can do is go a game at a time, hope the team performs and doesn’t suffer further injuries.
We’ve got an easy start apparently, but a trip to Elland Road on opening day feels anything but straightforward.
On the one hand, Leeds stayed up by the skin of their teeth and have sold their two best players so could be considered relegation candidates again.
But all that money has been re-invested into the team and delivered five first-team additions to bolster a squad that was creaking last season.
They do have short-term injury problems again with Cooper, Ayling, Foreshaw and Firpo all likely to miss Saturday’s game along with Stuart Dallas who is out for longer.
Patrick Bamford is fit again though and scored twice in their most recent pre-season victory. His continued form and fitness will again be pivotal to their prospects.
Question marks remain over Jesse Marsch and their summer rebuild so it does feel like they arrive at the starting gate as one of the real unknown quantities of the Premier League. As always with Leeds, it promises to be anything but boring.
Despite everything going on (or not going on) off the pitch, the team have performed well on it throughout pre-season.
The above XI represents what I expect to see and honestly, what else is there to do? With Raul and Traore both out and Hwang still getting up to speed, senior options are limited in forward positions.
At the back we’ve got a few more bodies but it seems like that four is set in stone unless we pick up last-minute injuries. I certainly hope Conor Coady doesn’t leave (on loan or otherwise) as we need his presence in the dressing room, if not always on the pitch.
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