By Mark Smith

14th Jun, 2020 | 3:08pm

Cardiff senior player ruled out of clash v Leeds - confirmed

Neil Harris has confirmed that Cardiff City defender Jazz Richards has picked up an injury in the build-up to their clash with Leeds United.

The Bluebirds defender had agreed to stay at the Cardiff City Stadium until the end of the season but it is now unlikely that he will feature before his contract expires.

Leeds travel to the Welsh capital on Sunday afternoon looking to avenge the 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture back at Elland Road in December.

Harris confirmed that he will be without Richards in that game though after he picked up an injury when running during lockdown.

“Jazz Richards won’t be available for Leeds,” he told Wales Online.

“Jazz was not 100 per cent fit when he came back into training. He will be struggling to be ready for Leeds, I cannot say he is definitely going to be ruled out completely but he is unlikely to feature.”

The 29-year-old has struggled with injuries for some time in his career, only making 11 appearances this season in the Championship.

Likely to feature at right-back now is the impressive youngster Dion Sanderson. The academy product of the Bluebirds shined in their last game before the lockdown against Barnsley.

The youngster claimed an assist and completed more passes than Cardiff’s midfield three and two wingers in the 2-0 win – he’s definitely one to watch for the likes of Jack Harrison and Stuart Dallas [WhoScored].

In other Leeds United news, Gordon Taylor has reached out to the EFL over a matter that could affect the Whites massively