How Leeds must line up when they host Barnsley on Saturday

Leeds United play host to Yorkshire rivals, and manager Paul Heckingbottom’s former club, Barnsley at Elland Road on Saturday, in the hope of picking up a rare win.

The Whites looked to be genuine promotion contenders in the early stages of the Championship season, but a dreadful run of form leading up to Christmas and then in 2018 has seen them slip to 14th position, and they have nothing left to play for except pride in their final three league games of the campaign.

The Yorkshire outfit suffered a second successive defeat on the road last time out as they were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa at Villa Park, and Heckingbottom will be glad to get back to Elland Road given both of their Championship wins in their last 19 attempts have come on their own patch – against Brentford and Bolton Wanderers.

The former Tykes boss will already be making plans for next term to ensure that the club doesn’t endure another disastrous campaign like this one, and he will be relatively confident of picking up a result against his former employers given they have the fourth-worst away record in the division.

The 46-year-old manager mixed things up with three changes and a switch to a 4-4-2 formation against Steve Bruce’s men, but he may well be considering making more alterations to his system and personnel following yet another reverse.

Here is how Leeds must line up against Barnsley, ahead of Bailey Peacock-Farrell in goal…