Leeds fans have given up despite positive Saiz injury news

Leeds United playmaker Samuel Saiz is facing a race to be fit for the clash with Bolton later this month, but Leeds fans have already given up on the season anyway.

Paul Heckingbottom’s horror run as Leeds United manager continued on Saturday, as a late Jay-Roy Grot equaliser wasn’t enough to stop Sheffield Wednesday taking all three points from Elland Road.

Grot nodded home with five minutes to go when the visitors failed to clear a corner, after Atdhe Nuhiu had given Wednesday the lead in the 71st minute. Grot’s first league goal for the club only delayed the inevitable though, as Nuhiu curled a later winner around young Bailey Peacock-Farrell to secure all three points for the visitors.

Samuel Saiz missed the match due to a slight tear in his hamstring sustained in the 2-2 draw at Reading last weekend, but Heckingbottom says he should be after the international break. Saiz complained of a tight hamstring during the match against Reading, but still played the full 90 minutes.

“He’s got a little tear in his hamstring in the tendon but we’re hoping to get him back involved. He wants that too but today would have been too big a risk,” said Paul Heckingbottom.

Saiz is one of the few players in the Leeds squad with a genuine creative spark, so having him back for the clash with Bolton would be a huge boost. Leeds fans have all been saying the same thing though – that it doesn’t really matter anymore.

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