Leeds United sit fourth in the Championship table after a really impressive last quarter of the season, with an automatic promotion place very much still in their sights.
Daniel Farke and his side have the sole ambition of gaining promotion back to the Premier League this term, and in order to do so, they’ll be hoping to avoid further injuries.
The treatment table at Thorp Arch has been pretty busy over the last few months but the squad is in decent shape now as we head into the festive period.
Football FanCast keeps you up to date with all the latest Leeds news involving injuries and suspensions ahead of the clash against Preston North End on Sunday.
Latest Leeds injury news
The Whites have two absentees for Sunday
Farke’s squad is in a healthier state than it was a month ago, with just Stuart Dallas and Karl Darlow the only confirmed absentees.
Stuart Dallas continues to recover from a long-term injury sustained over 18 months ago. The 32-year-old is recovering from a femoral fracture that required three surgeries.
Meanwhile, Darlow is still recovering from a dislocated thumb, so won’t take any part.
Expected return date
1st January 2024
30th April 2022
Three doubts for Sunday
Daniel Farke has a lot to worry about heading into this weekend’s game with the likes of Pascal Struijk, Liam Cooper and Junior Firpo all doubts.
Pascal Struijk has been out with a groin/adductor injury and could return this weekend but the Leeds boss said he had no chance of being involved last weekend at Cardiff, so it remains to be seen if he has any part to play this weekend.
Liam Cooper is in the same boat as Struijk with a bit of mystery surrounding whether he will be back in the squad this weekend, as he missed the Whites’ last game against Cardiff due to groin issues.
Lastly, Junior Firpo had to be substituted in the 84th minute of Saturday’s win at Cardiff City. However, what may ease Leeds fan’s potential fears is that Farke stated after the game that the Spaniarrd had just suffered a dead leg which appeared no major concern.
Latest Leeds suspension news
Leeds don’t currently have anyone serving a suspension or at risk of a suspension, having passed the 19 games mark in the Championship.