Leeds United team news v Bournemouth for crunch Premier League showdown: Luis Sinisterra out until after World Cup
Leeds United have confirmed their team news for the upcoming Premier League showdown against Bournemouth on Saturday 5th November.
Jesse Marsch has shared that Luis Sinisterra will not be back until after the World Cup with a tear within his foot which was spotted after a specialist scan.
Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Archie Gray will also miss out again with their problems, with no real timescale on the first two returning to action, although the latter will be back on the grass tomorrow.
Speaking live in his latest press conference on Thursday 3rd November, as shared on YouTube, Marsch confirmed his team news ahead of the showdown.
“Stuart and Adam again are injured,” he said.
“Luis Sinisterra has a foot injury that turns out to be more than we originally thought it was, he wasn’t making the progress that we were hoping for him to make over the last 10 days. So, they did another scan and a specialist look at it. It’s a rare injury that controls the movement of the metatarsals, and when that is ruptured it can be a long recovery.
“We don’t believe it’s ruptured, we believe it’s partially torn which puts him in a grey area, but probably out until after the World Cup break.”
There are no excuses for this one.
If Leeds fail to take all three points from a struggling Bournemouth side then the result over Liverpool simply means nothing with all progress lost.
The Whites will have been praying for a fixture such as this at Elland Road with Spurs in their final game before the World Cup break in a couple of weeks’ time.
Marsch will know that the pressure is on his job still too, with defeat here enough to make everyone start questioning his future once again in West Yorkshire.
A big question will be whether or not Marsch decides to go unchanged or not, with Crysencio Summerville the matchwinner over in Merseyside.
With Sinisterra, our big-money marquee signing back available, it will be hard to leave him out on the bench but these are the questions that make coaches earn their money, especially at the very top.