Patrick Bamford, Djed Spence and Junior Firpo ruled out - Confirmed Leeds United team news v Hull City
Daniel Farke has confirmed that Patrick Bamford is not in his plans for Leeds United’s clash against Hull despite his return to first-team training.
Bamford has yet to feature this season after picking up an injury in pre-season, but returned to training this week and had been tipped to potentially feature in midweek against Hull.
But Farke confirmed that while he was training he wouldn’t play against Hull, although he could make an appearance at the weekend against Watford if he continues to train well while left-back Junior Firpo is still missing with an injury and Djed Spence is also ruled out.
“Junior is still training individually, we hope get can return back to team training as soon as possible,” Farke said. “Good news from Patrick Bamford, he joined us yesterday, the first time back in team training.
“Obviously, the games this week are coming a bit too soon for him after he was out for about eight weeks, but that’s good news and a major, major boost for us.
“When you are back in team training you are theoretically available but you must not forget that he’s been out for eight weeks. If there’s an emergency case or something like this, or we have a special idea, yes, he’s back in team training and could be available, but for the game tomorrow he’s not in my plans because he’s had just one training session and I think we have to be a bit careful.”
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The international break seemed to do wonders for Farke and Leeds ahead of the game against Millwall, as the team turned in a complete performance and their best of the season so far in a 3-0 win.
There were goals and a threat going forward while also looking solid defensively, and that is something we must now build on in the coming weeks to build momentum.
Bamford’s return to training is a boost for the options the club have in attack, while Firpo still being at the club is likely something unexpected from the summer with an exit expected.
But having options available who are used to playing at a much higher level will only be a good thing for our promotion charge, and Farke seems to finally be putting his stamp on things at Elland Road.
A win over Hull on the road will be a great step towards success and Farke is learning his best team along the way. We’re finally in a good place and can be happy about it.
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