Patrick Bamford, Luis Sinisterra, Stuart Dallas all likely to miss Leeds United clash v Manchester City
Leeds United are likely to be without Patrick Bamford, Luis Sinisterra and Stuart Dallas for their Premier League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday.
The Whites were without several first-team players for their final winter friendly against AS Monaco which ended in a 4-2 defeat, but Jesse Marsch was hopeful that the majority of players would be able to return to face the champions.
But according to a fresh report from Leeds-Live (27 December), they are still unlikely to be able to call upon Bamford, Sinisterra and Dallas for the game as they continue their recovery from injury.
Bamford was ill against Monaco but was recovering from an old injury, while Sinisterra is recovering from a foot injury that saw him in a protective boot over the World Cup break.
Dallas is still recovering from a fractured femur injury picked up last season. Tyler Adams will also miss the game through suspension.
This can be seen as positive news or negative news, because it means that Marsch was right about the majority of players being back fit and available for City’s visit to Elland Road.
Mateusz Klich is expected to be available despite his ongoing transfer situation with DC United, while Illan Meslier, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison, Crysencio Summerville and Liam Cooper should all be fit too.
That means the team is at near full strength for a huge game, but it’s certainly a concern that Bamford will likely miss out again having gone the entire calendar year without a goal for the first-team.
Sinisterra’s absence was expected but the amount of injuries he has picked up since he joined the club is worrying too, while Dallas is on a long road to recovery with the hope that he can get to his best at some point.
Now Leeds can focus on putting together a plan to stop Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland and keep away from a relegation battle.
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