Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has said that a trio of the club’s players have returned to full fitness for the clash against Norwich City on Saturday but that two are still out missing.
The Danish boss revealed via Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay’s Twitter account that he was feeling confident that attacking star Pablo Hernandez, who was suffering from a muscle injury, as well as fringe men Hadi Sacko (illness) and Jay Roy Grot (knock) are all set to be available for when the Canaries visit Elland Road.
Sacko was ill last weekend and Grot had a knock. Both are fine for the Norwich game
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) December 15, 2017
However he also stated that the game would come too soon for striker Pierre Michel Lasogga, who was pictured returning to full training earlier this week, as well as fringe figure Stuart Dallas, who was revealed to have suffered such a serious injury blow to his ankle that he is yet to even return to the training pitch.
In his press conference the boss delivered an positive update on Caleb Ekuban, forced off through injury in the club’s last outing against Queen Park Rangers, but with the Ghanaian missing alonside Lasogga Christiansen will have limited options up front.
Leeds, sitting in seventh, are looking to continue their recent good form, which has seen three wins in the last five matches, including a three game unbeaten streak, while Norwich arrive in Yorkshire off the back of a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, leaving them in 16th place.
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