Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier has returned to training at Thorp Arch after his recent absence.

The French youth international has missed the Premier League clash against Brighton and the FA Cup defeat against Crawley in the past fortnight.

Marcelo Bielsa refused to share details, but Meslier himself shared a message on Instagram that insinuated he may have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Goalkeeping coach Marcos Abad has since shared a video on his personal Twitter account, showing him working closely with Meslier.

The Spaniard is working with the keeper on his reactions and agility in the indoor facilities in Boston Spa over the weekend.

Meslier has nailed down his spot since the end of last season.

After coming in to replace Kiko Casilla, the veteran keeper has only started three games ahead of his younger teammate.

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Bielsa headache solved.

Leeds fans don’t tend to disagree with Bielsa, but his favouritism of Casilla after his racism ban is something they will always butt heads on.

El Loco even accused the media of trying to humiliate the keeper and believes they forget about his career accolades back at Real Madrid.

Meslier is now all-but-certain to start against Newcastle on Tuesday evening and start to cement his spot back in the side.

We could see a return to a regular back four ahead of him, with Diego Llorente now fit to return after featuring with the under-23s recently.

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