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Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update on key Leeds quartet ahead of Wolves clash

Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update on key Leeds quartet ahead of Wolves clash

Leeds United struggle to get going

It has proved a tough second season for Leeds United, who have been injury-ravaged for much of it. Nevetheless, they have only picked up one win from their opening eight games, and sit just three points above the relegation zone heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

There is clearly still talent in the side, but they are lacking the swashbuckling fearlessness that announced their arrival on the top-flight stage last campaign, and will be hoping to rekindle some of it this weekend as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road, a side that have won 4 of their last 5 games after a torrid start.

The latest on key quartet

Ahead of the clash, Leeds United’s manager Marcelo Bielsa has issued an injury update across his squad. Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford, both key players last campaign, remain out of the clash with Bruno Lage’s side, and Bielsa suggested that they will also miss the tie with Norwich next weekend, representing a massive blow to the Yorkshire outfit.

To make matters worse, influential midfielder Kalvin Phillips is also expected to play no part in the encounter this weekend, with the England man having pulled out of international duty and thus not having played for three weeks.

Bielsa revealed that:

“To think of him for Saturday would be too soon.”

Finally, Junior Firpo is expected to be miss the clash with Bruno Lage’s side, with Bielsa revealing that he is targetting the Yorkshire side’s clash with bottom of the table Norwich next weekend.

Despite the injury woes, will Leeds be able to get a much-needed result?

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