Injury Expert shares early Leeds United team news v Brentford in Premier League
Leeds United have seven injury doubts for their upcoming Premier League clash against Brentford on Sunday (22 January), according to Ben Dinnery.
The Whites arrive into the encounter against the Bees on the back of a dominant FA Cup display against Cardiff City (Wednesday 18 January), with Jesse Marsch’s attack finally clicking into top gear.
According to injury expert Dinnery (Premier Injuries website), though, Crysencio Summerville, Archie Gray, and Stuart Dallas are all ruled out of the crunch clash at Elland Road.
Up to four players could return, including Adam Forshaw, who has a potential return date of “22/01/2023”, and January signing Max Wober, who is “currently being assessed” for his pelvic injury.
Liam Cooper and Robin Koch will both be subject to a “late fitness test” for the matchday against Thomas Frank’s inform side as they continue their respective rehab from the sidelines.
The number of injury setbacks Marsch has had this season really hasn’t helped his cause – especially considering the growing pressure on his job in recent weeks.
Experienced players such as Dallas, Cooper and Forshaw, all spending time on the sidelines at the same time, has left Leeds lacking a streetwise nature that can help you close out football matches when under pressure.
Against Aston Villa, the Whites were clearly the side in the ascendency, but they didn’t possess the experience and nous to get the job done and score the goals they deserved.
Willy Gnonto and Rodrigo were simply superb in the 2-1 loss, but twice Marsch’s side were stung on the counterattack by the lightning-quick Leon Bailey, highlighting a slight lack of game management which has become a common theme this campaign.
Hopefully, when Forshaw returns in midfield and Cooper at the back, a certain solidity can be added to this otherwise slightly soft-looking starting XI.
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