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Leeds: Presenter excited as Max Wober likely to be fit despite injury concern

YouTuber Conor McGilligan has revealed his relief as Leeds United defender Max Wober looks fit to play this weekend despite a recent injury scare.

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The player only arrived from Red Bull Salzburg at the start of the month for a fee reportedly in the region of £11m, but he has already made three appearances for the Whites.

However, in his last game against Cardiff City in the FA Cup, Wober had to come off after 57 minutes following a hefty collision. Fortunately, manager Jesse Marsch has since said (via LeedsLive) that it shouldn’t be too much of an issue. 

In full, explained: “I asked him in the dressing room and he said he doesn’t think it’s too bad. So hopefully, he can regenerate and go again.”

And while speaking about it on the One Leeds Fan Channel, McGilligan admitted that he had been pretty ‘upset’ at the time, but now feels delighted as the player looks to be fit.

He said: “Wober’s fit, which I think was big. I was upset about that the other day, I can’t lie.

“I was a little bit upset about that because I thought to myself that defensive stability when Wober went off, we seemed to crumble a little bit when they [Cardiff] started coming through the counterattacks.”

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New man to prove vital?

Against Cardiff in midweek, the Whites were leading 3-0 up until Wober was substituted shortly before the hour mark. After that point, both teams scored twice, showing that Marsch’s side did lose a touch of defensive stability.

For a long time, the defence has been a weak point for the Elland Road outfit, while they have conceded 1.7 goals per game under Marsch – which puts an awful lot of pressure on the strikers to deliver the goods in every game.

However, Wober has been brought in to help shore up the backline and it seems as though supporters such as McGilligan already feel more secure when he’s in the team. He can play both centrally as well as at left-back, too, so it will be interesting to see how he is used this weekend against Brentford – and whether he indeed is a key component of a solid Leeds backline.

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