Date: 7th December 2017 at 10:53am
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Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is hopeful of having a full squad available for the first time this season as the Whites prepare to travel to QPR on Saturday, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. 

Late fitness checks will be done on senior quartet Pablo Hernandez, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Eunan O’Kane and Stuart Dallas, with Christiansen optimistic of all four being passed to play.

Hernandez is the least likely to be available after he limped off against Aston Villa with a hamstring strain, but the Spaniard is yet to be ruled out of Saturday’s game at Loftus Road.

Striker Lasogga, who has missed the last four games through both injury and illness, is expected to return having resumed training with the squad.

O’Kane missed the game against Villa with a hip injury, and Dallas has been struggling with a foot complaint sustained on international duty, but both are working their way back to fitness and will hopefully be involved on Saturday.

OPINION

All four players are key to Leeds’ promotion hopes this season, and Christiansen must hope they are all back as soon as possible. Hernandez provides Leeds with some guile in midfield, and was playing well against Villa before his injury. Lasogga is yet to find consistency at Elland Road but has shown glimpses of his quality up front with five goals and four assists. O’Kane provides solidity in midfield, and Dallas is one of the club’s most underrated players.