Date: 22nd November 2017 at 9:40pm
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By Russell Edge

Leeds United are keeping the reason behind the absence of striker Pierre Michel Lasogga from their clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers under wraps, according to a reliable journalist.

Phil Hay, the Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer, revealed on his personal Twitter account that the club had said that the German striker, who was completely missing from the squad for both Sunday’s win over Middlesbrough and Wednesday’s match at Molineux, has been suffering with illness.

However, he acknowledged that there had been rumours over a potential calf strain suffered by the 25-year-old, and revealed that manager Thomas Christiansen likes to keep his cards close to his chest when discussing the likes of injury news.

Hay’s reports come just a day after Lasogga’s fellow striker Caleb Ekuban claimed that his team mate was set to be out of action for two weeks, which was then disregarded by Christiansen to add to the cloak-and-dagger nature of the situation.

The absent star has been a regular starter under the Danish manager since arriving on a season-long loan from German side Hamburg SV over the summer, and has acquitted himself well to the demands of the Championship, with five goals and four assists in his ten league appearances.

However, fans seemed not to mind his absence on Wednesday, after reacting positively on Twitter to the club’s starting XI against Wolves.

In other Leeds United news, Caleb Ekuban has revealed the cult hero he is hoping to emulate.

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