Phil Hay has been speaking about the hope Leeds United have over Kalvin Phillips’ injury on The Phil Hay Show.
Phillips has been a regular under Marcelo Bielsa in both the Premier League and Championship and the club appear to now rely on him very heavily having won just twice in the league last season without him, while they faltered in his absence on the opening day of the season against Manchester United.
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Following the joy of Leeds fans seeing their side pick up their first win in the Premier League prior to the international break, Phillips had to remove himself from the latest England squad because of an injury, although there is positivity around the severity of the knock.
Hay has been discussing what Leeds are thinking about Phillips’ injury.
“Leeds seem pretty optimistic about this, and are hopeful that he won’t miss any games. So I think the idea will be that he comes back, he receives treatment, he works next week, and is, fingers crossed, fit for the Southampton game.
“I mean, he is somebody they can’t afford to lose long-term, so if it transpires that he has an issue away with England, it does make sense from a club perspective to have him back and to look after him.”
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If Leeds couldn’t afford to lose one player in their side it would be Phillips given he’s the only player that can play in that holding role at the club, while considering how many injuries and absentees Bielsa has had to deal with this season, he’ll be praying Phillips doesn’t join that list.
Leeds will be hoping that their season can now take flight after beating Watford last week, and looking ahead to their fixtures, they will be excited as they face Southampton, Wolves and Norwich City – with two of them still yet to win in the league.