By Danny Wright

Thomas Christiansen has revealed that Caleb Ekuban is he only player who will not be fit to play in Leeds United’s clash with Cardiff City in South Wales on Tuesday night.

Ekuban, 23, has missed the last seven matches with an injury he picked up in the 2-0 win at Sunderland in mid-August, meaning that he has now spent over a month out of action.

Christiansen was indirectly quoted by BBC broadcaster Adam Pope on his personal Twitter account on Monday as saying that Ekuban is “still the only one missing” in his pre-match press conference.

Christiansen’s update means that Pontus Jansson will be available for the visit to the Cardiff City Stadium having sat out of the 3-2 win against Ipswich at the weekend.

The Swede’s return is no doubt a big boost for the Whites, with them leaking goals whenever he has been out of action.

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Ekuban’s injury isn’t so much of a blow though as the striker failed to feature regularly before his injury and now that Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki have arrived on the scene, he may have dropped down the pecking order, meaning his injury couldn’t have come at a worse time.

So far this season, the former Chievo forward has made just two appearances for Leeds, scoring one goal and supplying one assist in the process.

In other Leeds United news, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has slammed Ken Bates ahead of the midweek clash with the Whites.

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