By Russell Edge
Leeds United have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their crunch clash with Middlesbrough on Sunday, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that Stuart Dallas is set to be available after only suffering bad bruising on his ankle while on international duty, while striker Caleb Ekuban is back in full training after being ruled out after his first ever league appearances for the Whites.
However on loan Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is still a doubt for the showdown at Elland Road, having picked up an injury on his ankle prior to the defeat at Brentford, although he only has one league appearance to his name this season.
Dallas was doubtful after being forced off in the first leg of Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Switzerland, although he managed the full 90 minutes in the second leg, and will be hoping to add to his two league starts this season, having made 10 outings from the substitute’s bench.
Ekuban meanwhile has not been given the chance to demonstrate his talents at the Yorkshire club since his arrival from Chievo Verona, having lasted 62 minutes against Sunderland before fracturing his metatarsal in what was only his second competitive appearance for the club.
Middlesbrough’s arrival at Elland Road will see former Leeds boss Garry Monk make his return to the club where he spent a year before departing over the summer, being replaced by Thomas Christiansen.
In other Leeds United news, Neil Redfearn has pointed the finger at who is responsible for the failure of the club’s summer signings.