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Leeds: Junior Firpo likely to make squad vs Villa

Leeds: Junior Firpo likely to make squad vs Villa -Leeds United News

Leeds United left-back Junior Firpo ‘should’ be included in the squad for Sunday’s meeting with Aston Villa, according to Beren Cross.

The Lowdown: Firpo injury

Firpo, hailed as ‘strong’ in the past by Kevin Campbell, suffered a hamstring injury in the club’s first pre-season friendly with Blackpool back in July.

He was set to be out for eight weeks and is yet to make a senior appearance in Jesse Marsch’s first-team squad this season. The Spaniard did feature for the U21s against Southampton prior to the international break, playing 75 minutes at Elland Road in a 6-2 win, and it looks as if supporters will see him in the squad this Sunday.

The Latest: Cross’ comments

Cross shared a Q&A on LeedsLive ahead of the Whites’ long-awaited return to action, discussing a number of different topics.

One of those was on injuries, to which he said ‘Firpo, like Bamford, played with the under-21s and should be on the bench at the very least this weekend’.

The Verdict: Good news

Marsch has had to rely on centre-back Pascal Struijk at left-back so far this season, with the 23-year-old playing every minute of Premier League action.

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Therefore, knowing Firpo could return to the squad this weekend will come as a big boost for Leeds ahead of a busy six weeks.

Leeds have nine fixtures in all competitions before domestic football stops in November for the World Cup, so hopefully, Firpo will be back to full fitness in the coming weeks, challenging Struijk for a starting spot.

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