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Leeds team news: Roberts to replace Roofe as Bielsa prepares for Bolton

Leeds team news: Roberts to replace Roofe as Bielsa prepares for Bolton

Leeds United will return to action against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday when the two sides meet at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa will want to see his side make it two consecutive wins as they look to go back to the summit of the Championship, following their win against Swansea City 10 days ago.

Despite being well-rested for the game, The Whites have plenty of injury concerns to deal with, including to some of their key players.

According to a match preview by Sky Sports, Kemar Roofe is unavailable for the match because of injury.


It is understood the striker is expected to be out for between four and eight weeks due to knee ligament damage and will be replaced by Tyler Roberts.

Jack Clarke and Adam Forshaw also remain unavailable, as does Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas, who both made a return to the Under-23s on Friday as they step up their recovery processes.

Stuart Dallas does provide some good news though as he will make his return to the squad following an ankle injury.

The Verdict:

Despite going into the match with all their injury concerns, Leeds will be feeling confident that they can get a result against the struggling Bolton on Saturday.

Bielsa’s side have already beaten The Trotters twice this season and the 10 days rest they have had will have given them the ideal opportunity to recharge their batteries for the final run in.

Roberts, who is valued at £2.25million by Transermarkt, will come into the side and will want to make an impact in the absence of Roofe.

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