By Mark Smith

18th Feb, 2023 | 9:10am

Leeds United injury news as Marc Roca and Liam Cooper set for late fitness tests before Everton clash - Expert

Leeds United duo Liam Cooper and Marc Roca are set for late fitness tests ahead of the Premier League clash with Everton, according to Ben Dinnery.

The injury expert has shared on his Premier Injuries website that the Whites duo are both at 50% to feature in the squad at Goodison Park in what is a huge game.

Everton are currently one point behind the Whites and in that final relegation spot in the Premier League, as Leeds look to create some daylight between them and the rest.

Michael Skubala shared that both players had a chance of making the game in his latest press conference, but he stayed true to his tactic of not revealing too much.

Both have been missing since the 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest and could add two welcomed senior heads to the group in such a huge week with Southampton to come too.


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As much as youth and flair has brought Leeds more excitement than many around the Premier League, now is the time to knuckle down with experience throughout the squad.

Having the likes of Cooper and Roca available would be a huge boost, and would help those younger players even if they don’t get on the pitch through the dressing room.

Leeds needs to turn these good performances into points, as fans would much rather watch a rubbish 1-0 if it ended in three points for Skubala and the squad.

Roca would be the biggest addition in the midfield three alongside Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, with Cooper unlikely to dislodge Robin Koch and Max Wober right now.

Good injury news at Elland Road means more than anywhere else, with the horrors we have had to deal with over the years simply unbelievable at times.

All eyes are on Merseyside today, what a huge game.

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