Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford are available for Leeds United, handing Marcelo Bielsa a major boost heading into the festive period.
Leeds have been unable to turn to Brown over the course of the season having signed him from Chelsea with an injury. Bamford has been unavailable since August, having suffered a long-term injury in an under-23 fixture.
After featuring for the under-23s against last week, both are now available to Bielsa, according to Adam Pope at the BBC.
Ayling due back from injury this month. Cooper/Berardi back for end of Jan/ early Feb. Pearce and Dallas due back in the following weeks. Brown and Bamford available now. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) December 6, 2018
There are other pressing injury concerns at Elland Road and Bielsa has provided an update on those out.
Luke Ayling is due back from injury in December having been ruled out for a significant period.
The right-back will be followed by Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi, who are going to return in late January.
Stuart Dallas and Tom Pearce will then be available in the following weeks.
Brown and Bamford’s return boosts Leeds’ attacking options ahead of this weekend’s clash with QPR, but Bielsa still has a selection headache in defence without some key personnel.
Aapo Halme and Jamie Shackleton are likely to step in alongside Pontus Jansson and Barry Douglas.
The return of Brown and Bamford is absolutely massive for Leeds here.
The duo add another dimension to Leeds’ attack and will be important players heading into 2019.
Ayling returning in the next month is also a boost, whilst it is good to have a detailed update on when others will be returning.
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