Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship table with a victory against Hull City on Tuesday night, however, it may have come at a cost.
The Elland Road outfit brushed the Tigers to one side as Tyler Roberts scored the only goal of the game, returning Marcelo Bielsa’s side back to winning ways.
However, it did not come without its injury concerns – something that has become all too familiar for the Whites this season.
Phil Hay revealed that Barry Douglas, who signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, had to leave the field late on in the second half with what is believed to be a muscular problem.
Barry Douglas has a "muscular problem. We don't know how serious it is." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 2, 2018
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist later stated that the left-back still needed to be assessed and felt it would be unlikely that he will be fit to face Brentford at the weekend.
club will assess it today. Probably find out tomorrow. Be surprised if he's fit for Brentford.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 3, 2018
This could then mean Tom Pearce could get another shot in the first-team, after making a number of appearances for the senior side last season.
The left-back has been performing well for the developmental side so far and could be given a chance to impress Bielsa.
Leeds will be hoping that the injury sustained by Douglas is not as serious as some of their other players have picked up, although the timing will have come as a blow.
Like the Whites, Brentford have been performing really well in the Championship so far this season and look dangerous when on the attack.
Pearce, who is valued at £225k by Transfermarkt, could be handed his first opportunity to impress Bielsa and should look to grab it with both hands.
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