The Lowdown: Training camp absence
The Whites had a successful mid-season break, earning two wins from three friendlies following their training camp in Spain, and will now be hoping to transfer this positive form into the top flight.
The Frenchman has recently been suffering from glandular fever and missed the entirety of the trip as a result, though a positive update on his recovery has now emerged ahead of the clash against Pep Guardiola’s side next week.
The Latest: Hope for Meslier
Taking to Twitter, Hay relayed an update made by Leeds assistant head coach Rene Maric following Wednesday night’s friendly with Monaco, admitting that Meslier could make his return vs City.
“Rene Maric speaking post-match. Says there’s been illness in the camp. Rodrigo was suffering from a tight muscle so wasn’t risked. He thinks most of the absentees will be ready to play Man City. Meslier has a chance.”
The Verdict: Boost for Marsch
Leeds having Meslier available for selection again will come as a huge boost to Jesse Marsch, who will know how important his shot-stopper is between the sticks.
The 6 foot 3 colossus has kept 27 clean sheets during his time in Yorkshire and has already bagged himself two man-of-the-match awards this season, highlighting the positive impact he has on the side.
The Elland Road outfit are in desperate need of adding more points to their tally and the chances of that happening are only likely to increase upon the comeback of Meslier.
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