By Peter Lynch

13th Sep, 2023 | 11:10am

Sam Byram ‘most likely’ Leeds United player to return from injury v Millwall

Sam Byram is the “most likely” Leeds United player to return from injury this weekend, according to journalist Beren Cross.

The 29-year-old returned to Elland Road in the summer, having previously played for the club from 2012 to 2016 after progressing from the youth ranks.

The left-back has made five appearances this season, but missed the most recent clash against Sheffield Wednesday through injury.

“Six players remained on Leeds United’s injury list going into the international break,” Cross wrote for Leeds Live. “A fortnight off from matches gave everyone a clear window for trying to return, but it seems unlikely all six will be back for Daniel Farke at Millwall on Sunday.”

And when discussing Byram, Cross wrote: “The full-back looks the most likely of the six to be in contention for this weekend’s Millwall game. Jamie Shackleton has done enough to retain the left-back berth, but Byram should be fit enough for the bench.”

Injury crisis

New Leeds manager Farke has had plenty to deal with in his brief tenure so far, both on and off the Elland Road pitch.

On the pitch, injuries have really taken their toll, with the boss without the likes of senior men Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper in the early stages of his time in West Yorkshire.

He will definitely want those players back as soon as possible, but for now he may have to be content with just the return of full-back Byram.

The defender has been an important player for the Whites this season, and looks set to play a key role in the coming months as the club pushes for promotion.

Byram may return for the match away to Millwall on Sunday (17 September), but the likes of Dallas, Cooper and Bamford are very likely to remain unavailable for the time being, with Junior Firpo and Dan James completing the list of the six injured players.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has suggested that a Whites loanee is finished at Elland Road after what he’s seen in the international break.