By Craig Scott

28th Dec, 2019 | 7:00pm

Leeds duo ruled out of clash v Birmingham, two players could return from injury - confirmed

Leeds United have confirmed that Adam Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez will miss the clash against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Sunday.

The Whites’ official website says that the match has come too soon for 28-year-old Forshaw, who has not kicked a ball in the Championship in three months due to a hip injury.

Hernandez has been ruled out of action for the next month but Forshaw is being tipped to return to fitness soon by The Athletic journalist Phil Hay.

However, based on this official update, the trip to Birmingham has come too soon for the ex-Middlesbrough midfielder.

There is some positive news for Leeds supporters ahead of the clash against Blues and that is that Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton could both be in contention to feature.

Leeds’ midfield has been light on options in the last few weeks but Roberts and Shackleton could make their returns from injury at St Andrew’s this weekend, as confirmed by the official website.

Birmingham, meanwhile, are set to be without Jake Clarke-Salter, Marc Roberts and Maikel Kieftenbeld.

Leeds have not won any of their last three matches in the Championship but remain eight points clear of third-placed Brentford as they bid to secure an automatic return to the Premier League.

Having someone like Roberts back in the squad could prove crucial to securing all three points in the West Midlands and maintaining the gap between themselves and the chasing pack.

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