Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch has confirmed that Joe Gelhardt is ‘ready to go’ against Chelsea.
The Lowdown: Southampton absence
Gelhardt made his first appearance of the season in Leeds’ opening weekend win vs Wolves but was missing a week later against Southampton.
The Latest: Gelhardt update
Leeds relayed comments from Marsch on their official Twitter page regarding Gelhardt.
He confirmed the forward ‘is back and ready to go’, adding that Luke Ayling and Junior Firpo are also making good progress from their respective issues.
The Verdict: Good news
Patrick Bamford was withdrawn at St Mary’s with his own injury problem and seems to be 50/50 for Sunday with Marsch evaluating the player day by day, so having Gelhardt back is a big boost.
Where will Leeds finish this season?
Due to concerns regarding Bamford’s fitness, Gelhardt may be given the nod from the off, or at least a part to play from the bench with Rodrigo potentially leading the line.
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