Leeds United have numerous players missing through injuries this month which has created a big headache at Elland Road.
The Whites have been without the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo and Jamie Shackleton, as well as doubts hanging over Mateusz Klich and Pascal Struijk.
Speaking ahead of the clash at West Ham on Monday, Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that some of those players could return for the under-23s against Wolves today.
Bielsa giving nothing away on injuries ahead of West Ham. Confirmed Berardi would play 45 minutes with the under-23s tomorrow as well as a few others returning from injury, without naming them. All returns are "subject to their evolution." #lufc
— Beren Cross (@BerenCross) March 4, 2021
All eyes on the under-23s.
Mark Jackson has had multiple senior players available to choose from this season, with his side creating a big gap at the top of the Premier League 2.
Ian Poveda and Gaetano Berardi returned for the young Whites against Crystal Palace on Monday, as Leeds start to welcome back some faces.
The big ones are Phillips and Rodrigo.
Leeds’ midfield has been a massive problem area this season, with Tyler Roberts and Struijk plugging holes in recent weeks; something that hasn’t worked.
Bielsa’s squad is much stronger with Phillips and Rodrigo on either side of Mateusz Klich, and their return would surely also help the Polish international.
Bielsa didn’t name players, but there could be a huge hint on the fitness of Phillips and Rodrigo this afternoon.
Hopefully, 45 minutes against Wolves could see them make the bench at the minimum against West Ham on Monday evening – fingers crossed.
The under-23s kick off at 1 pm this afternoon, so team news will drop in the hour building up to that; keep your eyes peeled.
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