By David Woods

23rd Feb, 2018 | 12:41pm

Huge Leeds boost: Key first-teamer in surprise contention to play v Brentford

Leeds have been given a huge boost after manager Paul Heckingbottom has said that Pablo Hernandez and Pierre-Michel Lassoga are expected to be fit to play against Brentford on Saturday.
Heckingbottom delivered the good news in his pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend fixture.

Lasogga had picked up a knock after the draw with Derby in mid-week but the Hernandez prognosis comes as a surprise.
This comes after Heckingbottom had said previously that the midfielder was suffering from a muscle injury and that he thought he would be out for a few days minimum.

Leeds are currently in 11th in the Championship, eight points off the play-offs and Heckingbottom has admitted that their chances of promotion this season are “slim”.
If they don’t beat Brentford on Saturday it will be a streak on 10 games without a victory in the league.
Leeds fans will be oping this positive fitness news can inspire their side to victory.
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