Despite it being a season that has almost ended aside from the last, agonising throes, Leeds United fans are still expectant that the Whites can put together a string of decent performances.
United have just seven games left in a season that promised the world, yet has delivered more of a continent to disgruntled Leeds fans. These fans now face another ‘building season’ in yet another ‘x-year plan’ as new owner Andrea Radrizzani and those under his stewardship look to steer the Whites towards the Premier League.
Leeds currently sit nestled in mid-table with a record of 15 wins, eight draws and 16 losses that has given them a return of 53 points from their 39 games. A good win over Bolton at Elland Road on Easter Friday leads in to a different proposition tomorrow night at Craven Cottage.
The Whites travel to London to face a dangerous and still improving Fulham side who are sitting pretty in 3rd, unbeaten in their last six games (five wins and a draw) and looking threatening with every kick of the ball.
Should the Whites be hoping to cause a shock and bring three points back to West Yorkshire, then they are going to have to do it the hard way with Paul Heckingbottom having a less-than-magnificent seven players on the treatment table according to an article by Phil Hay.
Hay says that “Liam Cooper and midfielder Adam Forshaw are the latest additions to United’s roll of absentees.” Cooper (thigh) and Forshaw (calf) are now mooted to be possibly unavailable for the rest of the campaign and join a treatment room that already contains: Luke Ayling, Laurens De Bock, Conor Shaughnessy, Kemar Roofe and yet-to-be-seen new signing Tyler Roberts.
An already difficult task tomorrow against Fulham at Craven Cottage seems to have been made more so by the missing magnificent seven in a game where Leeds United would gladly accept a good, bad or ugly win.