Leeds United are facing an injury crisis ahead of their Friday night clash with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Diego Llorente is out for another two weeks, and Liam Cooper is also a major doubt in defence after pulling out of the warm-up against Wolves.

Pascal Struijk came into the defence but also limped off after slipping before Raul Jiminez’ winning goal at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa will be scratching his head at which options to use, with the next most senior option available being Charlie Cresswell with one senior appearance.

Luke Ayling could move into the middle, meaning Stuart Dallas could reshuffle to make space for Ezgjan Alioski, but Bielsa will be hoping it is more simple at Villa Park.

One man that is certainly nailed on to start is Robin Koch. The German international was superb once again in the defeat against Wolves.

The 24-year-old completed 94% of his 68 passes and was solid against the tricky Jiminez, who was lucky to get his goal.

According to WyScout, Koch completed 17 recoveries when out of possession, allowing his side to get back on the attack and push back Wolves.

As well as dominating on the ball, the defender also completed six interceptions and three clearances – total domination.

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Koch had a shaky start to life at Elland Road, but he has only played with a senior partner in three of his five games.

The German is quickly becoming a senior member of this side, and with either Llorente or Cooper beside him, he is set to play a major role in the squad this season.

Having Struijk alongside him, despite being impressive, doesn’t help but he is definitely helping the young Dutchman through each test coming his way.

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