By Matt Farr

Leeds are sweating over the fitness of first-team mainstay Hadi Sacko ahead of their upcoming Championship clash with Preston on Saturday, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC journalist Adam Pope revealed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday that Sacko will be assessed in training on Friday ahead of the weekend’s fixture.

The 23-year-old attacker missed the 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night after suffering an ankle knock against Reading last week, but could be set to return in their next Championship outing.

Sacko has been a regular feature in Garry Monk’s first-team squad this season, having joined the club on loan from Sporting Lisbon back in the summer.

He has made 38 appearances in all competitions at Elland Road, contributing two goals and four assists.

However, Leeds fans feel there is a lot left to be desired with Sacko’s performances, and have regularly made their feelings known on Twitter this season.

Leeds have the option of purchasing Sacko on a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell, but it appears the fans may not be quite as convinced as Monk to the player’s potential value in the first team.

Nevertheless, Monk could welcome the under-fire man back into the fold against Preston on Saturday, if he passes a fitness test on Friday.

In other Leeds team news, Garry Monk has delivered an injury update on young defender Tyler Denton.

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