Leeds United: Joe Gelhardt should be ready for Tottenham clash after injury news
Joe Gelhardt is expected to be fit enough to be available for Leeds United when they face Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday (12 November).
The young forward was forced off in midweek as Leeds crashed out of the Carabao Cup against Wolves, and there were doubts about if he would be available.
But Jesse Marsch didn’t list him among the doubts during his press conference prior to the game and Phil Hay provided an update for the fans (11 November).
“Gelhardt obviously limped off on Wednesday – should be fine for tomorrow,” he said on his personal Twitter account.
Patrick Bamford is out and Jack Harrison is a doubt with a muscle injury, so Gelhardt could keep his place in the line up although Rodrigo, Brenden Aaronson and Willy Gnonto are all pushing hard to start too.
It’s an interesting position for Leeds to be in, because they have a huge need for goals in the side against a Tottenham side who have great quality but are in a tough spot.
Gelhardt showed last season that he has the quality to play in the Premier League if required, but he’s found opportunities few and far between so far this year.
A January exit on loan has been tipped by some, but with a good chance in the side he could prove that he is an option for Marsch after the World Cup and could keep himself in the side.
It’s the final game before the World Cup break and teams will be keen to sign off on a positive note, but there will also be one eye on the tournament ahead of it’s start next week.
With only three players in their squad going to Qatar, Leeds have a great chance to cause another upset and claim a third consecutive Premier League win to ease relegation battle concerns.
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