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Heckingbottom provides further updates on Leeds United duo

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Laurens De Bock is continuing to recover from injury, whilst Stuart Dallas has not trained with Leeds United ahead of this Sunday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers.

Paul Heckingbottom has been previewing Sunday’s clash with QPR this morning, with the Leeds head-coach delivering updates on a number of players to the media.

Adam Pope from BBC Radio Leeds has confirmed that De Bock is still recovering from a hamstring injury, which has kept him on the sidelines since the 2-2 draw with Reading back in March.

Dallas is also sidelined due to a hamstring problem, which has ruled him out of Leeds’ last two Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

The Northern Irish international hasn’t featured in training ahead of this weekend’s clash with QPR and looks set to miss the final game of the 2017/18 campaign.

In other team news ahead of Sunday’s clash with QPR, Luke Ayling could return for the first time since early January, having trained well over the last two weeks.

The right-back picked up what looked like a season-ending injury against Nottingham Forest, but Heckingbottom has confirmed that Ayling has trained over the last two weeks and could be in contention.

The Verdict 

It’s frustrating for Leeds and Heckingbottom that injuries are once again forcing their hand, however, with nothing to play for, there is no point risking players.

The slightest hamstring injury can be made a lot worse by coaches taking a risk, and with one eye firmly on the summer, Heckingbottom will want both De Bock and Dallas ready for next season.

The clash with QPR has little significance, with the bigger picture a lot more important.

Leeds fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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