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Leeds United: Fans react as Phil Hay gives update on injury crisis

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A collection of Leeds United fans have reacted to respected journalist Phil Hay’s claim that the club’s lengthy injury list is ‘yet to ease’.

In recent weeks, the Whites’ season has been significantly impacted by a number of fitness issues. Alluding to this in a recent article with The Athletic, Hay explained that their club’s most recent Premier League fixtures had to be postponed due to the fact that the club had so many players absent.

He wrote: “Between illness and injuries, Leeds lacked the necessary quota of bodies set by the Premier League – 13 outfield players plus a goalkeeper, including under-21s with senior experience in the past two seasons – to fulfil their trip to Anfield and the situation has not improved in time for the clash with Villa to go ahead.”

He tweeted the updates to his followers on social media, highlighting how the club hopes their next scheduled match, against Burnley, will take place despite the persistent injury situation.

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Here’s what these Leeds fans said…

Was hoping for some good news on the injuries. Getting beyond ridiculous now.”

“I wish we could get our injuries sorted out. What could we do with a full fit squad?”
“The injury list MUST have eased.”
“Oh yeah great, play Burnley during an injury crisis. Not like they tackle like rugby players is it.”
“Looking, still injured…”
“We want Burnley game to go ahead with the injuries? Thought Burnley would want it more than us if I’m honest.”
Hay explains in his article how ‘none of the club’s injuries are certain to clear up this side of the new year’, while stating that Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo, Pascal Struijk, Dan James and Jack Harrison are among the first-team absentees, and Diego Llorente is one player who was only just coming out of self-isolation.
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As things stand, Leeds are five points above Burnley, who sit in the highest position within the relegation zone. However, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have played three more games than their rivals.

With the two clubs set to clash next weekend, the final result could be massive in the context of each team’s fight for Premier League survival.

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