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Leeds United: Leif Davis suffers injury whilst in action for Under-23s

Leeds United: Leif Davis suffers injury whilst in action for Under-23s

Leeds United may have been dealt another injury blow as Leif Davis has become the latest squad player to pick up a knock whilst in action, according to a report by Leeds Live.

The 19-year-old was playing for Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 side on Sunday against Bristol City’s same age group, however he had to leave the field prematurely.

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Davis had to be stretchered off following a heavy collision, although the extent of the injury is not quite known as of yet.

Davis becomes the latest defensive player to join Marcelo Bielsa’s injury list for the current campaign, with the likes of Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Barry Douglas having all missed various moments of the season.

Although he has not been a regular in the Championship side for the Argentine, he did play in both League Cup games against Salford City and Stoke City – showing some of his quality and ability against the Potters.

Data, which was collected by Twitter account LUFCDATA to provide a statistical analysis of his game, appeared to show some rather encouraging signs.

Davis made the second-highest number of touches (101), made 72 successful passes, won the ball back for Leeds six times, made four clearances and two tackles. He also managed to block two shots on goal and grab himself an interception. He also proved to be useful in the final third of the pitch as well, as he had one shot on goal and also provided the assist for Helder Costa’s late equaliser as he sent the tie to a penalty shoot-out.

Bielsa appeared to also be impressed with what he saw from him in that game as well, as he revealed the teenager was in with a shout of making his Championship squad in the future.

“He was one of the players that had a positive performance in that game. He didn’t make the mistakes he made in previous games. He made corrections,” he was quoted as saying by Leeds Live when asked about his display in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

“Of course he can,” he added when questioned if he could make the league squad.

Davis’ setback may have come as a blow to Leeds as he appears to be emerging as a quality youngster with a bright future at Elland Road.

Although the likes of Ben White and Cooper are excelling at centre-back and Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski the main options for Bielsa at left-back (as per WhoScored’s data), the teenager is certainly a useful option and one the Whites will hope will not be out for too long.

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