Leeds: Rodrigo on course to make early return
Leeds United top scorer Rodrigo Moreno is hoping to be back in action prior to the international break.
The Lowdown: Top scorer
Rodrigo has been Leeds’ main man in front of goal this season and is the club’s top scorer with 12 goals – eight more than any other player.
However, the Spaniard has been out of action in recent weeks after suffering an ankle injury against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup. The 31-year-old has had surgery following bone and ligament damage, but it looks as if he is making good progress at Thorp Arch.
The Latest: Positive update
LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross shared a story in the last 48 hours after talking to Rodrigo regarding his injury.
The star striker said he is ‘feeling much, much better’ and is targeting a return before the international break after first being told he would more than likely need to wait until after the break before reaching full fitness.
The Verdict: Big boost
Rodrigo, hailed as a ‘class above‘ by Pat Nevin, has really stepped up to the plate this season, so knowing that he could return quicker than expected will come as a big boost for new head coach Javi Gracia.
The Whites have struggled for goals without Rodrigo, with Wilfried Gnonto, Crysencio Summerville and Luis Sinisterra all scoring four goals each.
Patrick Bamford has netted three times and record signing Georginio Rutter is yet to get off the mark, so Rodrigo’s return will be welcomed by all at Elland Road. He has been the club’s second-best performer this season, as per WhoScored, so hopefully, he will pick up where he left off in front of goal in the final games of the campaign.