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Leeds vs Cardiff LIVE commentary: Promotion hopefuls begin life in Championship against Aaron Ramsey and co – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Leeds begin life back in the Championship this weekend against Cardiff City, live and exclusive on talkSPORT.

The Whites are bidding for an instant return to the Premier League after their three-season stint of top-flight football came to an end.

Ampadu will be keen to kick on after finding a permanent home with Leeds United


Ampadu will be keen to kick on after finding a permanent home with Leeds UnitedCredit: Getty

Leeds won just two of their final 15 games last term to confirm their relegation with even Sam Allardyce failing to save them at the death.

Daniel Farke has since come in to steady the ship and has experience in the second division after leading Norwich to the 2020/21 title.

But Cardiff are sure to represent a stern first test, having convinced Aaron Ramsey to make a return to his boyhood club for the season.

Leeds vs Cardiff: Date and how to follow

This Championship fixture is set for Sunday, August 6.

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Kick-off at Elland Road is scheduled for 2:30pm.

talkSPORT 2 will have live and exclusive coverage from Yorkshire, with commentary from Nigel Adderley and former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray. will have all of the best reaction from the Championship throughout the day.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Ramsey came up through Cardiff's academy


Ramsey came up through Cardiff’s academyCredit: Getty

Leeds vs Cardiff: Team news

Leeds XI:Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Hjelde; Ampadu, Gray; Summerville, Sinisterra, James; Gnonto.

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Subs: Darlow, Cresswell, Perkins, Shackleton, Gyabi, Byram, Bate, Poveda, Gelhardt.

Cardiff City XI: Alnwick; Ng, Goutas, McGuinness, O’Dowda; Wintle, Ralls; Bowler, Ramsey, Grant; Ugbo.

Subs: Luthra, Romeo, Etete, Collins, Adams, Meite, Simpson, Rinomhota, Robinson.

Cooper is about to play in his tenth season at Elland Road


Cooper is about to play in his tenth season at Elland RoadCredit: Getty

Leeds vs Cardiff: What has been said?

Farke has dropped a hint that Archie Gray could make his senior debut for Leeds in the Championship opener.

“We will see,” he said. “I’m not willing to praise young lads too early because this is what many people do and then they forget about them, to let them play and also to develop them. I know I’ve got a reputation to bring many young players through.

“I like to work with young players. I’m never scared, once they are ready, to play them and this is always my philosophy. I’m not about age.

“If the 17 or 18-year-old guy is ready, he plays, it’s as simple as that, but if you want to be ambitious, you need also a proper core group of players. Also with Archie, I’m pleased with him so far.”

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