Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed a quadruple injury boost ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Burnley on Sunday afternoon.
The Whites have not been in action since their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal back in mid-December, and Bielsa has now confirmed that the time away from the pitch has allowed them to get some key players back.
He said: “For the following game, we recover Junior, James, Diego Llorente. Koch had already returned and (Jack) Harrison also, who basically in the last game didn’t play because he picked up an injury as soon as the game started but he has also recovered.”
Given the extent of the injury crisis that Leeds have faced over these past few weeks in particular, the return of the likes of Junior Firpo, Dan James, Diego Llorente and Jack Harrison comes as a huge boost ahead of the clash against Burnley on Sunday.
You only had to look at the Whites’ bench against Arsenal to see just how much injuries had ravaged their squad, with a number of academy players being named as substitutes to make up the numbers.
All four of those returnees that Bielsa mentioned are starting calibre players, and if they are deemed match-fit, they will surely go straight into the line-up at Elland Road.
Also, given that Leeds are without a win in their past four games in the Premier League and face a Burnley side who are also in the battle to avoid relegation, their returns to action could not come soon enough.
The huge news that Leeds’ injury crisis is slowly starting to ease up is sure to have fans absolutely buzzing.