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.
TEAM NEWS: Andy Lonergan (stiff neck) has not trained. Paul Heckingbottom says Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe & also Pierre-Michel Lasogga are expected to be fit to face Brentford after suffering knocks at Derby. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) February 23, 2018
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.
Heckingbottom on chances of Hernandez being fit for Brentford: "I'm not ruling him out but usually when you come off with a muscle injury it's usually not great and you are going to be out for a few days minimum so we'll have to see how he is." #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) February 22, 2018
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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