By Mark Smith

14th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Phil Hay shares when Pascal Struijk appeal answer will come through

Leeds United have launched their appeal over the red card picked up by Pascal Struijk against Liverpool.

The Dutchman won the ball in a challenge with Harvey Elliott, but an unfortunate tangle led to the Reds midfielder dislocating his ankle.

Struijk was shown his marching orders after despite no initial foul being given by Craig Pawson at the time.

Phil Hay has shared the latest on the appeal, with fans questioning him frequently on the next steps.

With Newcastle coming quickly on Friday evening, Marcelo Bielsa is facing a crisis with Liam Cooper being his only available option.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Hay shared that the result of the appeal should arrive before the trip to the North East.

“Should do, yes,” he responded to a fan.

Next 48 hours.

It appears the next two days are going to be crucial.

Leeds should know the outcome of the appeal before the trip to Newcastle, and it would be very welcome news if positive.

Diego Llorente limped off against Liverpool and looks likely to miss this one, and Robin Koch also currently has an injury problem.

That leaves Cooper, and given his shocking start to the season, our confidence isn’t exactly very high ahead of this one.

Luke Ayling in the heart of defence last season simply didn’t work, and against the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, it could cause real problems.

Fingers crossed Struijk gets the justice he deserves, and can grab his spot back in the starting XI for the near future.

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