Leeds vs Southampton lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injuries for Championship play-off final today

Leeds and Southampton are set for a huge meeting in the Championship play-off final today.

Both teams are looking for an instant return to the Premier League following last year’s respective relegations and ultimately made relatively light work of their semi-final assignments.


After tight and goalless first legs, they thrashed Norwich and West Brom respectively at home to tee-up a mouth-watering final clash.

Leeds looked on course for automatic promotion before a late-season blip, while Southampton’s record unbeaten run lasting 25 games was not enough to break into the top two in the end as Leicester and Ipswich went up instead.

Leeds boss Daniel Farke will not have striker Patrick Bamford back for today’s huge game, after he was ruled out as he continues to suffer from a “minor trauma in a patella tendon.”

Pascal Struijk will also be absent, but Sam Byram has returned to training and is on the bench.

For the Saints, goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu and Juan Larios are still out, along with Stuart Armstrong.

Che Adams and Ross Stewart are both in contention though and are on the bench.

Starting Leeds XI: Meslier; Gray, Rodon, Ampadu, Firpo; Kamara, Gruev; Summerville, Rutter, Gnonto; Piroe

Subs: Darlow, Byram, Roberts, Cooper, Shackleton, Anthony, James, Gelhardt, Joseph

Starting Southampton XI: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bellis, Bednarek, Stephens; Downes, Smallbone, Aribo; Fraser, Armstrong, Brooks

Subs: Lumley, Bree, Mannning, Charles, Rothwell, Edozie, Kamaldeen, Adams, Stewart

Time and date: 3pm BST on Sunday May 26, 2024

Venue: Wembley Stadium

TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports