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Leeds suffer injury blow before Man City clash

Leeds United have suffered a fresh injury setback ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday evening…

What’s the story?

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash against the league leaders, Marsch revealed: “Crysencio Summerville┬ápicked up an injury in the last training we had before the Palace match which is really unfortunate because he’s been in really good form.

“He twisted his ankle and he will be done for the season unfortunately. That one was disappointing and then Adam (Forshaw) is moving forward in a good way but it’ll still be some time for him.”

Marsch will be gutted

While Summerville may have just seven minutes of Premier League action to his name since the turn of the year, he has been a shining light for the club’s under-23s, netting a fine hat-trick against Crystal Palace earlier this month.

After watching him make his senior debut at St James’ Park against Newcastle earlier this season, Whites under-23 boss Mark Jackson said: “Proud to see any player step up and make a debut. I was watching the game, Cry’s worked extremely hard.

“He’s been one of them players, like I said with Amari (Miller), the new players, it takes time to gel but I spoke to him yesterday at the training ground. I said ‘that’s your little taste of it, now the hardest part is trying to establish yourself in the team for any player.”

Hailed as a “bag of tricks” by Chris Powell, his former coach when Summerville was a teenager at Dutch side ADO Den Haag, the 20-year-old was in excellent form for Leeds’ youth teams last season, netting an impressive six goals and providing a further six assists in just 12 Premier League 2 games.

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Given that Leeds are still contending with injuries at the top end of the pitch to the likes of Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts, having another attacking option in their ranks like Summerville would have been a welcome boost for Marsch.

While relegation is still certainly on the cards, Leeds look unlikely to go down that given Everton and Burnley remain below them and with a point buffer between them.

Summerville could well have been given further opportunities to shine in the first-team had he not gone down with injury, and it’s exactly why Marsch may be gutted at not being able to get a deeper first-hand look at the youngster.

AND in other news – Marsch now facing his first major Leeds United mistake, Elland Road will be fuming

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