Leeds blow as Christiansen confirms 23-year-old will be missing for clash v Ipswich
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds United have been dealt a blow with manager Thomas Christiansen, confirming that summer striker signing Caleb Ekuban will be missing his seventh consecutive match this weekend against Ipswich due to injury.
The 23-year-old has not played for the Yorkshire giants since the August clash against Sunderland, where he started and played 62 minutes of the 2-0 victory over the Black Cats.
Now, Christiansen has confirmed in his Friday press conference, as covered by Yorkshire Evening Post writer Lee Sobot on his personal Twitter account that while all of his other squad members are fit for the weekend encounter, Ekuban will have to sit out once more.
TC on injuries: "The only one we have is Caleb Ekuban. The rest are all fit." #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) September 22, 2017
Ekuban’s injury has limited the club’s options upfront with Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki being Christiansen’s only other forwards.
The club have dealt well with the Ghanaian’s injury, winning all but one of the six matches he has missed and the English giants are currently sitting at the top of the Championship table with 17 points gained from their eight matches.
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However, Christiansen will also be aware that the 46-game campaign is a tough and gruelling season and he would much rather have Ekuban at his disposal at this early stage.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has also given an update on this striker’s availability against the Tractor Boys.