By Pranav Shahaney

9th Mar, 2022 | 9:40am

Kalvin Phillips returns to Leeds United training ahead of Aston Villa clash

Kalvin Phillips has been spotted training ahead of the Leeds United v Aston Villa match which will take place on Thursday (March 10).

The English midfielder last featured for the Whites at the start of December when they shared the spoils with Brentford in a 2-2 draw.

Since then, he has missed over three months and was not available for Marcelo Bielsa’s final games in charge.

The club’s official Twitter handle shared a picture of him going through the drills in training.

However, no other players were seen around him which could mean that he was training by himself.

Great news

While the Villa clash may have come too soon for him, there’s no denying that it’s welcome news to see him back on the grass.

The club have missed that calming midfield influence and his return could be a massive boost.

Jesse Marsch will be thanking his stars that he’s back now and could find a way to get him into his 4-2-2-2 system.

Under Bielsa, Phillips played a deeper role, but he could look to be given some license to bomb forward if Adam Forshaw is willing to hold his line.

The England international played a box to box role before Bielsa arrived and he could revert to something similar under his American successor.

These are interesting times and we cannot wait to see him back in action.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared what Jesse Marsch did to the Leeds fans after the loss against Leicester and has detailed their reaction.