By Mark Smith

15th Feb, 2022 | 8:00am

Sam Greenwood back in boots after Leeds United injury blow last month

Sam Greenwood has posted an image of him back in boots as Leeds United look set to welcome back another face into the mix.

The Whites and Marcelo Bielsa are low on options in the final third, with Patrick Bamford still out of action as things stand.

Greenwood underwent surgery after the FA Cup defeat at West Ham last month, where he was finally given his full debut for the club.

It looks as though recovery has gone smoothly for the former Arsenal talent, who is stepping up his return efforts.

Sharing a picture on his official Instagram account, Greenwood teased his return with an image of him in boots, which could be at Thorp Arch.

Soon.

The more options to mix things up, the better.

Joe Gelhardt currently isn’t getting a sniff off the bench, though for the first team, so Greenwood shouldn’t get his hopes up too much.

Marcelo Bielsa has been using Tyler Roberts from the bench and starting Dan James in that central role with his pace, something that isn’t going down too well.

Leeds have brought this on themselves, though, by not strengthening their options in January when it was clear that it was needed in the final third as well as in midfield.

Now, we are stuck waiting for the likes of Greenwood and Patrick Bamford to come back from their injury problems and improve the squad, mainly the latter.

We don’t expect him to make much of an impact in the first-team this season, but this will be a real boost for Mark Jackson and the under-23s.

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