By Harvey Byrne

Garry Monk has told reporters on Friday afternoon that injured midfielder Eunan O’Kane could make a comeback for the club’s clash against Rotherham.

The 26-year-old midfielder has missed the last five weeks through injury after being brought off in the first half of the EFL Cup tie against Liverpool in November.

He has so far missed key fixtures against Aston Villa, Brighton, Reading and Brentford, while Monk confirmed that he would also be out of the next match against Preston.

However, the manager stated that the former Bournemouth ace could return for the clash against Rotherham on January 2, as quoted by the club’s Twitter account.

O’Kane has played in 14 encounters for Leeds this season, providing two assists after joining from Premier League outfit Bournemouth in the summer.

He will be keen to get back into the Yorkshire giants’ side as soon as possible with the club battling valiantly near the top of the Championship table.

Monk’s team are placed in fifth, which would see them finish in a play-off position once the season comes to an end.

However, with just four points separating third from seventh in England’s second tier, Leeds will know that their job is not done yet.

In other Leeds team news, Garry Monk provided this injury news ahead of the Preston clash.