The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has delivered the latest injury update ahead of Leeds United’s clash against Antonio Conte’s Spurs side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening.
Seeking a victory that could see them rise to 13th in the league, Marcelo Bielsa’s side drew 1-1 against Leicester City at Elland Road in their most recent match prior to the recent international break, but will now be looking to claim an invaluable three points against the Lilywhites as they seek to really kickstart their campaign.
However, writing in his matchday discussion for The Athletic this morning, Phil Hay revealed that Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling won’t feature today, while also adding that Junior Firpo and Jamie Shackleton face further time on the sidelines due to injury too as they aim to upset the odds and secure a vital three points against Conte’s side.
Do you think Leeds need to strengthen in January?
“Bamford and Ayling won’t play today, and it sounds like Firpo and Shackleton need a little longer too. Assuming there are no late issues, I’d be expecting an unchanged line-up today with Forshaw starting again and Struijk at left-back.”
What did these Leeds fans make of Phil Hay’s injury update?
“Million dollar question Phil – if you could let us know – Raphihna rumoured to be Ill and missing the game and Rodrigo injured – any truth in this?”
“It’s probably true. We usually lose a few on the morning of the game. Happens so often it drives me nuts”