Leeds United striker Pierre Michel Lasogga is set to return to training and will be in line to appear in the club’s clash against Aston Villa on Friday, according to a report.
The Express claim on their website that the German striker, on a season’s long loan at Elland Road from Hamburg SV, is set to return after sitting the last three games out as a result of both illness and injury, with Kemar Roofe and Caleb Ekuban stepping up in the striker’s role in his absence.
During his absence Leeds have managed to bounce back from their dreadful run of form which saw them lose seven league games in nine outings, with wins over Middlesbrough and Barnsley sandwiching a comprehensive defeat to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.
They saw off the Tykes 2-0 at Oakwell on Saturday, with Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski netting, and manager Thomas Christiansen chose to hand Ekuban only his second league start, and third overall appearance, of the season up front.
However he could be forced into making the difficult choice of who starts against Villa at Elland Road, with Lasogga having been his first choice in the opening fixtures of the campaign, with the 25-year-old netting five goals and chipping in with four assists in 10 appearances.
His return will be a major boost for the Whites, who have not seen their chosen centre forward net four games, although Alioski has scored four in four.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has said that it was a ‘very good week’ and that he is making bold demands of his players.