May 24, 2024

Runner-up As Leeds United gets ready to host Championship leaders Leicester City at Elland Road, a number of players are in the Thorp Arch treatment room.

Are Leicester City’s chances of winning the Championship beginning to falter? Is Leeds United able to overtake them? At the top of the standings, things are becoming very intriguing as the two clubs get ready to face off at Elland Road. The Whites come into the much awaited encounter riding an eight-game winning streak.

Regarding the captains, the Foxes struggled at home against Middlesbrough. In spite of the loss, City is still in the lead for the championship. They have a better goal differential and lead United by nine points. However, the Whites are a strong squad inside their own confines. This season, they have to lose at home. Here is the most recent information from the Thorp Arch treatment as United gets ready for their match on Friday.

Patrick Bamford

Due to a calf injury sustained by Bamford during the warm-up against Swansea City last week, United was forced to make a last-minute alteration to their starting lineup. Joel Piroe, who scored against his old team, took his place in the attacking lineup.
Before Plymouth, Farke stated, “We expect him to be out not too long.” I don’t think he’ll return for the forthcoming matchup with Leicester. If he could, it would be a pleasant pleasant surprise. He will be absent for ten to twelve days.”

Sam Byram

Byram has missed the last two fixtures because of a hamstring issue. The 30-year-old has been a first team regular, appearing 28 times across all competitions.

What Farke said before Plymouth: “Hamstring problems. Also don’t think he’ll be available for the Leicester game.”

Return date: Possibly Chelsea

Pascal Struijk

An adductor issue has kept the Dutch defender out of the last 12 games. Farke moved Ethan Ampadu to centre back as a result of his injury setback. Ampadu and Joe Rodon have established a solid backcourt tandem.
What Farke stated prior to Plympouth: “With Pascal, the doctors will choose whether to extend his training load after an important re-scan at the start of next week. Next week, the picture will be more obvious.

Date of return: mid-March

Karl Darlow

The experienced shot-stopper, who has largely provided cover for No 1 Illan Meslier since arriving from Newcastle United, is closing in on a first team return.

What Farke said before Plymouth: “I expect him to be available for the games before March international break.”

Return date: Possibly Chelsea

Stuart Dallas

It remains unclear when Dallas will be ready to return to action. Dallas is still on the comeback trail from the femoral fracture he suffered against Manchester City back in April of 2022.

What Farke said before Plymouth: “Stuart gets all the time he needs. It’s not possible to speak about days or whatever, we back him, he sees different consultants and try everything to work in the most professional way. Don’t want to put any pressure on him in terms of giving a time frame.”

Return date: Unknown

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