On Tuesday afternoon, Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa revealed that Liam Cooper, Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski were all injury doubts for Wednesday’s Championship clash with Brentford.
From Bielsa’s pre-Brentford press conference – Cooper, Douglas and Alioski are doubts for tomorrow’s game. Not ruled out yet. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 20, 2019
Indeed, speaking to the media at his press conference, Bielsa suggested that the trio could miss out, although their absence has not been confirmed.
Cooper and Douglas have started all three of Leeds’ league matches this term whilst Alioski has been used twice off the bench in the second tier.
Bielsa is fully prepared for two of the three to be unavailable, though, revealing that Stuart Dallas will switch to left-back with Jamie Shackleton on the right if Douglas and Alioski are both unable to face the Bees.
The Leeds fans have been on social media offering their views on the update and whilst some are concerned/angry/upset by the injury situation, others are calm due to Bielsa having other options at full-back.
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A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
So basically the best DM in the League has to move to CB which then changes the dynamics of our team…..to not have got another CB is criminal because of this
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) August 20, 2019
…and so it begins
— Dirty Leeds ¡Carajo! (@DirtyLeedsFC) August 20, 2019
At least we have centre back cover ?
— JT (@lufc_) August 20, 2019
And it starts
— Paul Bourke (@PaulBourke_) August 20, 2019
Our players must be made of laggy bands!!!!
— Lenny Mason (@Lenaldo9) August 20, 2019
Not bad that tbf
— Joey ??????? (@lufcjoey) August 20, 2019
Not a problem
— Keep fighting ? ? (@sam51h) August 20, 2019
Which is fine. More worried about Cooper not playing, we’d have to aim at no corners and 80% possession!
— AndyW (@imrahil_prince) August 20, 2019