Leeds United team news: Defensive duo ruled out of Sheffield Wednesday clash

Lewie Coyle is unavailable through injury
Lewie Coyle is unavailable through injury
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LEWIE COYLE and Charlie Taylor are set to be Leeds United's only absentees through injury for Saturday's Championship showdown with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road.

Left back Taylor injured his Achilles in the second half of the Championship clash at home to Brentford on December 17 and has subsequently been unavailable for United's next 13 games.

Charlie Taylor returned to training in midweek but is not fit enough to make his return

Charlie Taylor returned to training in midweek but is not fit enough to make his return

The defender finally returned to training at Thorp Arch this week, impressing head coach Garry Monk with his fitness, but the 23-year-old will still play no part against the Owls this weekend with the game coming "too soon" for a return.

Right back Coyle has also been ruled out after picking up a foot injury in training.

Monk revealed: "Lewie Coyle just caught an injury on his foot at the start of the week so he will be out for this game.

"Charlie is back in training, he has been training all of this week and everyone else is fully fit.

"I knew Charlie would come back in in great condition, like we have talked about before with Charlie.

"He has been back out this week, he has looked very fit, he has looked good.

"But I think this game is too soon for him to be involved.

"He will have a bit more of a period to prepare himself and get himself ready but very, very soon I am sure he will be available for selection and be able to come into the squad."

Norman Hunter clears the ball for Bristol City on their visit to Elland Road to face his former club Leeds United in March 1978. The Robins won 2-0, giving them the double over the Whites having won 3-2 at Ashton Gate the previous October. Picture: Laurie Mercer.

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