By Danny Mills

15th Jan, 2022 | 12:00pm

Mills: Leeds told to launch internal review after Bielsa reveal in last 24 hours

Danny Mills has suggested Leeds United should launch an internal review into their ongoing injury crisis.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender claimed Leeds’ situation “doesn’t look great”.

Marcelo Bielsa revealed on Friday (14 January), via Leeds Live, Pascal Struijk, Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford could all return against West Ham United this weekend.

They will still be without Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips, Charlie Cresswell, Jamie Shackleton, Joe Gelhardt and Tyler Roberts.

Meanwhile, Diego Llorente is suspended for the visit to east London.

Bielsa insisted on Friday he will not change the intensity of training despite their injury crisis because it would have a detrimental effect in training.

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“You have to look into the individual circumstances of each injury,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Cresswell was unlucky, someone lands on him in training. It’s a freak accident, there’s nothing you can do about that.

“If you start to look at muscle injuries, fatigue injuries, you’ve got to start looking at the training regime, the recovery regime, what the sports science and how they are interpreting that data.

“Everybody wears a GPS, they have to fill out forms that ask how they feel that day.

“One or two injuries can happen, it’s a high-level sport, it’s intense.

“When you’ve got so many injuries and players are breaking down before they even come back into training and matches you have to try and dig deeper to see if there’s an underlying issue.

“On the face of it, it doesn’t look great.”

A young Leeds side lost 2-0 to West Ham in the FA Cup third round last weekend.

A win at the weekend could see them pull 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

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