Leeds United fans got some good news today as striker Sam Greenwood makes his return from injury in the Under-23s game against Newcastle.
Leeds have travelled to the Northumberland FA to play Newcastle in the Premier League 2 today as they look to continue their good start to the season under Mark Jackson.
They’re currently in second place after four wins, one draw and two losses so far this season.
In the team news that was announced at midday, Greenwood was named on the bench.
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Getting Greenwood back is a massive boost. He’d hinted at a return on his Instagram page earlier on Friday.
The former Arsenal striker had surgery on an ankle injury last month but has made a quick return to action.
The 18-year-old has scored five goals in just four Premier League 2 games, including a hat-trick against Sunderland.
He picked up the Premier League 2 player of the month award on the back of that.
The Leeds Under-23s won their last game out comfortably, beating Crystal Palace 4-1 with goals from Cody Drameh, Max Dean and a brace from Joe Gelhardt. Gelhardt and Greenwood have built up a really exciting partnership with the Under-23s.
The one bit of bad news is that we were hoping to see Adam Forshaw in the squad.
He’s still trying to work his way back to fitness after surgery on a hip injury and Marcelo Bielsa had said he would need up to five Under-23s games under his belt before he could be picked for the first team.
This will mean that he won’t be back in the first team until late January at the earliest.
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