By Craig Scott

3rd Mar, 2022 | 7:15am

Sam Greenwood spotted in Leeds United first-team training ahead of clash v Leicester

Sam Greenwood has been spotted in first-team training ahead of Jesse Marsch’s first game in charge of Leeds United.

Greenwood, 20, has been out injured since going off early in the FA Cup defeat to West Ham on 9 January but made a goalscoring return for the Under-23s on Monday in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham in Premier League 2.

And it looks as though the young striker is in contention to be named in Marsch’s first squad as Leeds manager as a video clip on the club’s Twitter account shows him in training at Thorp Arch with the senior squad.

You can see the entire video clip below.

Good news

It looks as though Greenwood is in contention to make Marsch’s first matchday squad as Leeds United manager.

That’s great news because the striker position has been a major issue almost all season due to Patrick Bamford’s injury woes.

Marcelo Bielsa toyed around with that position, playing Daniel James, Rodrigo, Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison and Joe Gelhardt there.

He did start Greenwood in that FA Cup loss to West Ham as his striker and you can see why based on his form for the Under-23s.

The ex-Sunderland forward has scored eight goals and supplied four assists in 15 Premier League 2 appearances for Leeds this season.

It’s an impressive record and at least having him on the bench at the weekend when the Whites play Leicester at the King Power means Marsch has an extra option if his team is in need of a goal.

Greenwood isn’t the outright answer to Leeds’ striker shortage but having him back is definitely a boost and it can at least stop Marsch from having to play wingers up front.

In other Leeds United news, there’s also been a brilliant bit of footage from behind the scenes of Kalvin Phillips.