The Athletic’s Phil Hay has confirmed a major boost for Leeds United ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side visit the league leaders at the Etihad Stadium after beating Sheffield United 2-1 last weekend, and they have been given some welcome pre-match news going into the contest.
Hay confirmed that there were “no fresh injuries for Leeds” as Pep Guardiola’s men come to town, and that is no doubt a major boost to a team which has suffered from niggling injuries and issues over the past few weeks.
For Bielsa, who has stuck to his tried-and-trusted players week in, week out, having key players miss out surely puts a major dent in his gameplan.
It’s a welcome relief, then, that the Argentine can head into arguably the Premier League’s most difficult game right now against City with a squad not completely decimated by injuries or doubts over their fitness.
The Whites will have to be at the top of their game to stop the City juggernaut, with Pep Guardiola’s men in good spirits after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Champions League clash at the Etihad in midweek.
Hay’s pre-match injury boost just gives Leeds that little kick to try cause an upset against the league leaders.