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Leeds: Robin Koch ruled out of Burnley clash

Leeds: Robin Koch ruled out of Burnley clash -Leeds United News

Robin Koch has been ruled out of Leeds United’s Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend, according to journalist Phil Hay.

The Lowdown: Leeds face Burnley meeting

The Whites have made an up-and-down start to their 2021/22 season, with a heavy defeat away to Manchester United followed up by an exciting 2-2 draw at home to Everton.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side then dispatched of Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Cup in midweek, prior to Sunday’s trip to Burnley in the league.

Leeds will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s 4-0 win at Turf Moor, in which Rodrigo scored a brace for the visitors.

The Latest: Koch out of clash

One player who won’t be available for the game because of injury is Koch, however, with The Athletic‘s Hay delivering a 10-word verdict on Twitter on Friday:

“No Robin Koch again this weekend, still recovering from injury.”

The Verdict: Manageable

In truth, Koch has struggled to find his best form so far this season, so his absence may not be considered the end of the world for Leeds.

The 25-year-old was off the pace in midfield in the aforementioned 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Red Devils and he may not have been included in Sunday’s starting lineup anyway.

The hope is that Koch returns refreshed when he overcomes his injury, though, with the German undoubtedly a key squad member with his absence a hit to Bielsa’s squad depth.

In other news, Leeds have been tipped to sign one player this summer. Find out who it is here.


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