Leeds United: Bellusci is doubtful

Giuseppe Bellusci.

Giuseppe Bellusci.

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Giuseppe Bellusci will undergo a fitness test this morning with the Leeds United defender fighting to be ready for tomorrow’s game against Fulham.

Bellusciis a doubt with the hamstring strain which kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to Ipswich Town but he will be given the chance prove his fitness during training at Thorp Arch today. The Italian centre-back is United’s only major concern and Jason Pearce will keep his place in the centre of Leeds’ defence if Bellusci fails to recover.

Head coach Neil Redfearn said: “I don’t think it’s a bad strain. There’s a tear but not a bad one. If he can get through everything (today) then we’ll consider him.”

Leeds were soundly beaten by Ipswich, losing 4-1 and suffering their seventh away defeat of the season, but Redfearn looks likely to stick with a similar starting line-up against Fulham, saying: “We’ve been playing well at home and I’m mindful of that. Sometimes you can make things worse by trying to make them better.”

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