Four players ruled out in Leeds United early team news v Crystal Palace
Jesse Marsch has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from when Leeds United face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.
Luis Sinisterra is suspended after being sent of in the draw with Aston Villa last week while Stuart Dallas is still “a couple of months” away from recovering from a fractured femur.
Archie Gray and Leo Hjelde are also set to miss out for Leeds when they play Palace, although neither of them were likely to have played anyway.
“Stuart had a procedure done this week and they think hes doing really well. He’s still a couple of months away,” said Marsch on Friday, as quoted by LeedsLive (7 October).
“Archie is healing well. Forshaw had surgery yesterday and he’ll be out for about a month.
“Leo Hjelde had an appendectomy.
“Everyone else is OK.”
Back to winning ways?
It won’t be easy to go to Selhurst Park and pick up all three points.
Leeds haven’t won away at Palace since 2006 when Robbie Blake and Rob Hulse were on target in the Championship.
A lot has changed since that game and with a packed October and November schedule coming up, it’s time for Leeds to rediscover their form.
After an electrifying start to the season, Jesse Marsch’s side has now gone four games without a victory in the Premier League having being defeat by Brighton and Brentford and drawn with Everton and Aston Villa.
They’re four teams you would have hoped we’d be winning against at the start of the campaign and Crystal Palace are another one you can add into that bracket.
Palace’s season has started well.
Patrick Vieira’s men have just one win in six Premier League fixtures, although they have had a tough start with games already played against Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Palace will be looking at us as a winnable game.
We’ll be looking at them in the same manner.
It’ll be a close game but it’s time for Leeds to get back to winning ways in South London.
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