Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa confirmed a new double injury blow in his squad on Friday afternoon.
back on track
Bielsa will of course lead his troops back into action this weekend.
In one of their third-round games, the Whites will travel to the London Stadium for an FA Cup match against David Moyes’ high-flying West Ham.
Leeds headed to the capital with unquestionable confidence in training camp after a crucial 3-1 win over Burnley last time out.
The result marked the club’s fourth win so far in the Premier League, taking them eight points clear of the relegation zone in the process.
2022 starts with a victory! pic.twitter.com/hMIkhw3g8r
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 2, 2022
Meanwhile, the key to Leeds United’s eventual victory over Burnley was the contribution of rookie Joe Gellhart.
After being brought in from the bench early in the second half, killer Gael Hart added such much-needed impetus to a sometimes static front line, and even assisted in Dan James’ third assist, thanks to Byrne Gorgeous floats in the Lee area.
There is, in turn, no doubt for the white fans, who have become fan-favorites starring young talents who will not be able to face West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
Not only that, but Gerhardt faces a three-week offseason due to an ankle injury in training.
Killer Tyler Roberts is getting ready for a similar stretch on the treatment table after discovering his own health problems.
Thankfully, from Leeds United’s perspective, star killer Patrick Bamford looks set to play at least some role at the London Stadium, having returned to first-team training this week.
Marcelo Bielsa speaking at his ex-West Ham press conference – Joe Gelhardt out. He injured his ankle in training yesterday and was sidelined for three weeks. Roberts also missed a similar period. Rodrigo isn’t ready yet, but Bamford could be involved on Sunday. #lufc
– hilPhilHay_ January 7, 2022
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