By Russell Edge

9th Dec, 2017 | 5:00pm

Top journalist reveals surprise Leeds speed machine's injury blow

Leeds United striker Jay Roy Grot has picked up an injury in training which resulted in him missing out on the club’s clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, according to a top journalist.

Adam Pope, who is a broadcast journalist for the BBC, revealed on his personal Twitter account that the speed machine of a forward was ruled out alongside Pierre Michel Lasogga, Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas, with the quartet all missing through injury, which came as a surprise after Christiansen expected a near-fully fit side.

The Dutch youngster, who was a summer signing for the Whites, has found himself making regular appearances from the substitutes’ bench, with Thomas Christiansen looking to give the 19-year-old game time.

The fleet footed forward is yet to make a league start for the club but has turned out 11 times from the bench, having been available for 15 of the club’s Championship games this season.

Christiansen generally preferred to start Lasogga in the opening weeks of the season, the German another summer arrival, although in his absence both Kemar Roofe and Caleb Ekuban, a third striker through the door in pre-season, have found themselves leading the line.

The latter duo both were chosen to start against QPR, with Ekuban in a central strikers role and Roofe on the wing in place of the injured Hernandez, who limped off against Aston Villa last week.

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