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Leeds manager Simon Grayson will be forced to make wholesale changes.

Grayson has "one or two injury problems" following the opening-day defeat at Southampton but has refused to specify which players are struggling, while four more are away on international duty.

Wingers Robert Snodgrass (Scotland) and Max Gradel (Ivory Coast) are on international duty, as are Republic of Ireland defender Darren O'Dea, who signed on a season-long loan from Celtic on Friday in time to make his debut at Southampton and Aidy White (Republic of Ireland Under-21s).

Strike pair Luciano Becchio (hamstring) and Davide Somma (torn cruciate ligament) remain sidelined, while fellow forwards Billy Paynter and Ramon Nunez, defenders Alex Bruce, Tom Lees and Leigh Bromby and midfielder Lloyd Sam are among those who could feature against Bradford.

Bradford have signed Tottenham goalkeeper Oscar Jansson on loan and he will go straight into the squad.

The 20-year-old Swede will spend an initial month at Bradford, who moved to bring in another goalkeeper after Liverpool refused to allow on-loan Martin Hansen permission to play.

Hansen played in Saturday's opening league defeat to Aldershot and Jansson, who has had previous loan spells with Exeter in 2009 and Northampton last season, will vie with Jon McLaughlin for a starting place.

Centre-half Steve Williams missed out at the weekend with a thigh strain, but could step in for Lee Bullock, who sustained a similar injury on Saturday.

Midfielder Ritchie Jones, a free summer signing from Oldham, could be included on the bench following a calf strain, but centre-half Luke Oliver (foot) is still struggling.

Manager Peter Jackson could be tempted to start with striker Nialle Rodney and introduce young winger Dominic Rowe at some stage.

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