Championship

Lengthy injury list for Leeds United heading into Sheffield Wednesday clash

Leeds United fans here in the Tavern are praying that their side can return to winning ways, after going their last three Championship matches without a victory. 

Paul Heckingbottom will be hoping for a change of fortune in today’s Championship fixture against Sheffield Wednesday, after drawing 2-2 last time out against Reading. And, Leeds face another uphill task as they’re still without a few of their key players, as injuries continue to cause problems at Elland Road. Indeed, according to BBC Sport’s pre-match team news, Liam Cooper, Andy Lonergan and Kemar Roofe remain sidelined.

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has not featured since hobbling off with a leg injury during the first half of the recent 3-0 loss at home to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. And, it’s set to remain that way as the 26-year-old will be sidelined for today’s game, with many of our local residents fearing the worst without their leader.

Similarly, Kemar Roofe continues to recover from a calf injury that he sustained during the Whites’ 2-2 draw against Derby County last month, as arguably the biggest blow having established himself as the club’s top scorer.

Lastly, experienced ‘keeper Andy Lonergan has also been struggling with a stiff neck and requires more time to recover. Although, it looks as if the 34-year-old will face an almost impossible task to regain his place in the side, after witnessing Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s recent rise to stardom.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Leeds United are still hurting from injuries to Liam Cooper and Kemar Roofe, as they’ve offered very little solidity at the back in recent games, with Pierre-Michel Lasogga struggling to carry the goalscoring load himself. Therefore, many of our local residents believe that Sheffield Wednesday could leave Elland Road with all three points, if the Whites’ recent performances are anything to go by.

Leeds United fans… Thoughts on the news? Let us know down below!!!

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