Marcelo Bielsa will be looking at his injury list and wondering how he fits the players back in. Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Gaetano Berardi will all command some serious thought for a starting berth on return, instantly, and Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford are longer term. Not forgetting young Jamie Shackleton who’s still not fit.
Marcelo Bielsa has updated the press and fans regarding the current Leeds United injury list. I say there isn’t much good news because there is some. Adam Forshaw is making important steps in the first-team and under 23’s at the moment as he recovers from injury and although Bielsa didn’t talk about the player today the situation will be in his head. Forshaw was set to be a key player in this Bielsa system but Mateusz Klich has arguably been the player of the season so far, yes just eight games in but he’s been sensational. He forgot his shooting boots on Tuesday as he tweeted, but nobody will worry about that.
Kemar Roofe was expected to be out for up to three weeks, Pablo Hernandez five and Jamie Shackleton and Gaetano Berardi shorter. None will be available for the game against Birmingham on Saturday at Elland Road but with the initial timescales given you would like to think at least a couple may be back for the Sheffield Wednesday next Friday night.
Leeds have benefitted from injuries so far this season in a strange way. Players have been able to capitalise on the injuries and make a case for them being the number one choice in their position, this is no different. Jack Harrison is doing exactly that and Tyler Roberts began his case on Tuesday night bagging two very good goals to help secure a convincing win over Preston North End. Pontus Jansson is back in the side due to the Berardi injury and as we know Klich has already done the hard work.