Phil Hay has dropped another boost for Leeds United before their game away at Leicester City alongside the return of Patrick Bamford to training.
The Lowdown: Bamford back
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match, new manager Jesse Marsch revealed that Bamford is now back in training, claiming that he is ‘close‘ to being ready to return to the team.
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The England international has been struggling with injuries all season, only making a mere seven appearances in total over all competitions so far.
The Latest: Phillips and Cooper update
Taking to Twitter, The Athletic journalist Hay also gave an update on the fitness of both Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper, sharing that while they will not be available for the match against the Foxes, they are ‘making good progress’ in training:
“Marsch confirms that Bamford is training and getting very close.
“Phillips and Cooper aren’t available for the weekend but are making good progress.”
The Verdict: Promising
The Whites have been terrorised by injury problems all campaign, especially to their key players like Bamford, Phillips and Cooper.
Therefore, potentially having all of them available again soon is certainly promising ahead of the relegation battle ahead.
Nonetheless, if they can get a result against Brendan Rodgers’ men without them, then Marsch can look forward to working the trio into his set-up at Thorp Arch over the coming weeks.
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