Leeds United manager Steve Evans has confirmed that he will bring his strongest available squad to Adams Park for Friday’s friendly with Wycombe.

The game is being held as neither side has a fixture due to the international break and will be the first meeting between the two at the Blues home since 2009 when Leeds were 1-0 winners.

While some may see the game as a chance to bed in some youngsters Evans is eager to field a competitive line-up and come away with a win.

“Our strongest possible squad will be travelling to Wycombe Wanderers. We’re treating this as a normal competitive game.” Evans told Leeds' website.

“The hard work has continued since Saturday’s win at Huddersfield and we have no intention of letting that slip and it is a game that I know both sides will want to win.”

Evans’ sentiments will be music to the ears of Gareth Ainsworth who wants to ensure his Wanderers players can build momentum over the enforced break from league action.

The club’s long injury list means he has little choice but to play a strong squad for the game and he has been frustrated by having to endure a second enforced break because of international call-ups.

He said: “We seem to be playing everyone who has internationals and these games that keep getting called off are not good for us.

“If we hadn’t won against Mansfield we could have ended up in 16th or 17th place without even playing for three weeks. I didn’t want to say that to the boys but I was thinking it.”

Off the pitch the game will also have a positive impact in helping to satisfy the financial demands of running a football club.

Wanderers have not played a home game since the 1-1 draw with Carlisle last month, and had they not arranged the friendly they would not have received a home gate until the visit of Portsmouth on November 28.

It is a fact that Ainsworth admitted had some bearing on the decision to host Leeds and he views the added income as another plus point for what he feels will be an entertaining match.

He explained: “We have had to arrange the game with Leeds to help with the finances as well as having a great game for the fans and I do see both sides of it as a manager.”

This financial cause will be helped by the size of the Leeds fan base that will be expected to make the journey south.

The club who sit 15th in the Championship regularly attract crowds of more than 20,000 at Elland Road and Evans expects there to be a strong following on Friday.

“We will be backed in great numbers once again by the Leeds United supporters and I’m sure this fixture will attract a healthy home crowd,” Evans said.

“That requires the players to demonstrate a certain level of effort and commitment that they may have gotten away with had this game been played at a training ground.”