Bellusci still out but Rudy should be fit

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Leeds United appear to have ruled Giuseppe Bellusci out of tomorrow’s clash with Nottingham Forest but Rodolph Austin could be passed fit to play at the City Ground.

Bellusci has missed training this week with the hamstring strain which kept him out of United’s defeats to Ipswich and Fulham, and head coach Neil Redfearn is unlikely to risk him at Forest.

But Austin took part in yesterday’s session at Thorp Arch and was due to be assessed again today with a view to travelling with Redfearn’s squad.

The Jamaican midfielder was troubled by an ankle injury last week and sat out of Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Fulham after breaking down in the pre-match warm-up. Redfearn said: “Rudy joined in with training (yesterday) but we’ll have to see how he goes and whether he sees any reaction.

“Giuseppe’s stayed with the physios and his hamstring has to be spot on before he plays. He’s an important player for us. Both aren’t far off but we’ve got to be careful.”