By Mark Smith

9th Mar, 2020 | 7:30pm

Cardiff ace who shined in 3-3 draw confirmed absentee for upcoming Leeds clash - report

Cardiff City forward Lee Tomlin has been confirmed as missing for the upcoming Championship clash with Leeds United on Sunday.

Wales Online journalist Glen Williams shared in a Q&A on Monday afternoon that the forward will miss potentially another six games.

Tomlin has been somewhat of a bogey player for the Whites in the past, and he shined earlier in the season after his goal set the Bluebirds on their way in the 3-3 draw.

Williams revealed that Tomlin will be missing for the majority of the season, meaning there are no chances of him featuring at the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend.

“I’m not sure of the full extent of Tomlin’s injury, but Neil Harris’ initial assessment seemed to suggest he will miss 10 of Cardiff’s last 13 games,” he wrote.

In their recent 2-0 win against Barnsley on Saturday, Cardiff played without a recognised striker and instead went for Callum Paterson up top.

Two goals in two second-half minutes gave them the points but Williams did admit further on in the Q&A that it was far from pretty at Oakwell.

Tomlin reaped havoc in the second half of the 3-3 draw at Elland Road in December, and Leeds fans will be happy that they won’t be seeing him line up on Sunday.

The 31-year-old has been the Bluebirds’ standout player this season, scoring seven and assisting seven goals. Tomlin not only averages 2.4 shots per game but he also completes 1.7 key passes according to WhoScored – numbers which prove he would have been the home side’s talisman that they rely on.

It is one less threat to worry about, and all Leeds need to do now is make sure they don’t suffer from set-pieces in the Welsh capital – easier said than done.

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