Date: 11th September 2017 at 5:18pm
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By Harry Sykes

Striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga is currently in the Leeds United squad to face Birmingham on Tuesday night, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC West Yorkshire correspondent Adam Pope reported on his personal Twitter account on Monday lunchtime that the German has taken his place in the matchday 18 and is in the running to play as he awaits the birth of his first child in Germany.

Lasogga’s partner was due to give birth to the baby at the weekend but has not yet done so and, just over 24 hours before kick-off, the player is free to make his second appearance for his new club.

The deadline day signing, who is on a season-long loan from Bundesliga big hitters Hamburg, marked a sensational debut on Saturday with two goals in Leeds’ 5-0 demolition of struggling Burton Albion.

Lasogga opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a shot from the edge of the box and then sealed an emphatic victory with a header with 59 minutes on the clock.

He was immediately hailed by supporters and pundits as the ideal replacement for Chris Wood, who was sold for £15million to Burnley this summer.

Despite losing the 2016-17 Championship top scorer, Leeds have surged out of the blocks this season.

Thomas Christiansen’s side are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions, with their six league fixtures culminating in Saturday’s triumph that lifted them to second in the Championship table.

Victory against Birmingham could take Leeds above leaders Cardiff City to the top of the Championship.

In other Leeds United news, a top-flight striker with an excellent goals record has revealed he wants to permanently move to Elland Road next year.

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