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Leeds: Pundit hails Junior Firpo’s injury return

Leeds: Pundit hails Junior Firpo’s injury return -Leeds United News

Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has spoken of his delight at Junior Firpo’s ‘crucial’ return from injury for the Whites.

The Lowdown: Firpo makes injury return

The left-back moved to Elland Road from Barcelona in the summer but his time at the club has been injury-plagued so far.

Firpo has only managed six appearances in the Premier League, and five starts, meaning Stuart Dallas has had to slot into an auxiliary role at times.

Fortunately, the 25-year-old is now back fit again and may be expected to feature in Sunday’s trip to Tottenham, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to make it four league matches unbeaten – the Spaniard is still working on his match fitness but has recovered from his injury, per BBC’s Adam Pope.

The Latest: Mills delighted with news

Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Leeds man now BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Mills spoke of his happiness at the news, saying it will bring a much-needed balance back to the Whites team:

“It’s all about balance, that’s the most important thing. To have a left-footed player on the left-hand side makes a world of difference and is vitally important.

“Having your strongest players back is crucial.”

The Verdict: Big boost for Leeds

Firpo may not have set the world alight yet for Leeds but his return is an undoubted boost, with his left foot bringing a natural balance to the side, as Mills alludes to.

Dallas will always do a job but the former Barcelona man can offer more natural attacking thrust from left-back and could give the Whites an extra attacking dimension at Spurs, having averaged one key pass per game in the league this season.

It is a further sign that Leeds’ injury problems are easing, and the sooner they can have their strongest team available, the faster they will hopefully rise up the table.

In other news, Leeds are reportedly preparing a bid for one player. Find out who it is here.


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