Christiansen confirms attacker set for imminent Leeds return in first team boost
Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has confirmed that striker Caleb Ekuban is just days away from a return to fitness after his latest injury layoff.
The attacker, who was a summer signing from Italian side Chievo Verona, has endured a torrid time with injuries since arriving at Elland Road, which have limited him to just a handful of matches for his new side.
He was ruled out of action with a broken bone in his foot in what was just his first league appearance, and second outing overall, and the surgery required meant he was forced to sit out over two months and 14 games.
He made a return back in November but after five appearances, three of which came in the starting XI, he was ruled out once again with a minor recurrence of his previous blow, which has kept him out of the last eight matches across all competitions.
However, the Yorkshire Evening post’s Phil Hay states on his personal Twitter account that boss Christiansen is expecting to have the 23-year-old, whose debut strike is his only goal for the club in his seven outings, back in as little as 10 days, in what will be a big boost to the first team squad.
Forshaw is fit for the Hull game. No new injuries or absences. Ekuban is due back in 10-14 days, Christiansen said. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 29, 2018
The Danish manager has rotated through centre forwards this season as a result of availability and form, utilising Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Kemar Roofe and Pawel Cibicki in the starting XI while Jay Roy Grot has made a handful of appearances from the bench.
In other Leeds United news, the club are eyeing up a swoop for a midfield enforcer from promotion chasers.