Derby County boss Phillip Cocu issues injury update ahead of Leeds United clash

Derby County head coach Phillip Cocu. (Getty)Derby County head coach Phillip Cocu. (Getty)
Derby County head coach Phillip Cocu. (Getty)
Derby County will be without defender Jayden Bogle and the suspended Tom Lawrence among a number of other absentees for this weekend's clash with Leeds United.

Bogle - who has missed the Rams last seven fixtures - is closing in on a return to action but will miss his sides trip to Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime.

The 19-year-old has been sidelined with an ankle issue since early August while forward Lawrence will miss the fixture through suspension.

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Lawrence has picked up five yellow cards in just seven outings this term and joins the list of those missing the showdown in West Yorkshire.

Striker Mason Bennett remains out while defender Lee Buchanan has returned to training having missed last week's 1-1 draw with Cardiff City at Pride Park.

Ikechi Anya is also a long-term absentee while defensive duo Craig Forsyth and Andre Wisdom continue to step up their comeback from the injury room with the club's development side.

Marcelo Bielsa has just two injury concerns with Adam Forshaw set to miss the game with a hip injury having failed a late fitness test before Barnsley on Sunday.

United defender Luke Ayling is also aiming to be included in the Whites squad in LS11 but faces more minutes with the Under-23s at Hull City on Friday.