Leeds United face Sheffield United in a crucial clash in the Championship this weekend, where a positive result could go a long way in deciding where they finish in the league table.
The Whites could go top of the table with a win over the Blades, and three points would put Bielsa’s side in a strong position for the final eight games of the season.
The Leeds boss has coped remarkably well without a number of key players, but he revealed in a pre-match press conference that both Kemar Roofe and Adam Forshaw are edging closer to a return from injury.
Bielsa says Jack Clarke will play for the 23s tonight. "We'll see how he does and I'll take a decision." Roofe/Forshaw are in "final stages of recovery." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 14, 2019
Roofe has been out of action since he picked up a knee ligament injury in Leeds’ win over Swansea earlier this year, and he’ll be keen to pick up where he left off.
The forward has played a starring role in Leeds’ promotion push this season and has been one of their main outlet for goals in this year’s league campaign.
Forshaw hasn’t been a regular starter for Bielsa’s side but has certainly played his part when called upon by the Leeds boss.
Leeds supporters will be hoping that the duo can return to action at the earliest of opportunities to help aid their promotion bid this season as they target a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
This is a promising update by Bielsa.
Leeds need as many of their first-team players available for a crucial period of this season and Forshaw and Roofe can certainly have a role to play in this team.
Roofe’s imminent return in particular will be a huge boost for the Whites.