Leeds United could benefit in a “very strange” way from Mateusz Klich testing positive for coronavirus with no symptoms, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Whites and England defender insisted the Poland international needs a mental and physical rest after an exhausting season.
Klich tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty earlier this week before returning a negative test.
However, in a fresh twist on Friday, he tested positive once again despite being asymptomatic and has begun a period of quarantine.
“In a very, very strange way it could possibly be a good thing,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“As long as he’s asymptomatic and the coronavirus doesn’t have any lasting effects, it may just give him a 10-day break where he has the opportunity to not train.
“Mentally and physically it could give him the chance to switch off a little bit within that time. That may just help him out. If it does, brilliant news.
“That’s the best-case scenario, he gets a little bit of rest.
“He’s played so much football and also to such a high standard as well. We can’t forget how good he’s been and the consistent level he’s been at for what seems like absolutely ages.
“He’s done incredibly well to get this far through, I would suggest.”
Klich should be available for Leeds’ first game back after the international break when they host basement boys Sheffield United.
The 30-year-old has been one of the first names on the teamsheet under Marcelo Bielsa but has had to settle for cameos from the bench in their last two games.