Report: Leeds handed major boost ahead of Middlesbrough clash
By Russell Edge
Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen will be able to welcome striker Caleb Ekuban into the fold for the club’s clash against Middlesbrough after recovering from injury, according to a report.
Football website Ghana Soccernet, who have established themselves as a reliable source for news about Ghanaian football and players, say that the 23-year-old will be fit and ready to take on Boro on the 19th November, following the current international break.
Having joined from Chievo Verona over the summer, the striker has managed to appear just twice across all competitions this season for the Whites, having fractured his metatarsal in the 2-0 win over Sunderland in the what was just the club’s fourth league game, and his second appearance.
The setback came after impressing in the 4-1 win over Port Vale in the League Cup, in which he managed to score his first goal in Leeds’ colours and chip in with an assist.
His injury has forced him out of no less than 11 games at Elland Road, so his return will be a major boost to Christiansen, who himself is looking to end a dreadful run of form which has seen the club lose seven of their last nine league games.
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Such dismal results have seen Leeds go from topping the Championship table to now sitting in 10th place, three points off of the play offs and 12 adrift of league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In other Leeds United team news, the manager could be set to axe as many as nine of his stars after losing to Brentford.