Leeds United and Brighton injury list in full - Whites wait on five, Seagulls without four

Leeds United travel to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon - but what injury worries are plaguing both teams ahead of the meeting?

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:28 pm
Leeds United winger Helder Costa takes on instructions from Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa. Pic: Bruce Rollinson

The Whites travel south to the Amex stadium this weekend as they begin the final stretch of the Premier League season.

Leeds will start May looking to maintain a run which saw them go unbeaten throughout April in the top flight.

Marcelo Bielsa masterminded wins over Sheffield United and Manchester City before draws against Liverpool and Manchester United followed.

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United sit ninth ahead of the next round of fixtures and - unlike their hosts - have already confirmed Premier League football next season.

Brighton are 17th in the standings but have a seven point buffer between themselves and Fulham in the relegation places.

With five games to go the Seagulls will be looking to pick up points to ensure they are plying their trade in English football's top division next term.

Bielsa and Graham Potter will both give a more definitive update during their pre-match press conferences later in the week - here, though, we take a look at what injury and suspension worries are of concern to both teams ahead of kick-off:

Brighton and Hove Albion injury list

Percy Tau - hamstring

Florin Andone - hamstring

Solly March - knee (out for season)

Tariq Lamptey - thigh (out for season)

Brighton were without former Leeds loanee Ben White for his side's clash against Sheffield United last weekend.

He will, though, return from suspension after he picked up two yellow cards and was dismissed late on against Chelsea.

Percy Tau has missed Albion's last two games with a hamstring complaint while Florin Andone has been out a little while longer for a similar issue.

Long-term absentees Solly March and Tariq Lamptey won't play again this season for Graham Potter.

Leeds United injury list

Liam Cooper - suspended

Raphinha - thigh

Rodrigo - muscle

Helder Costa - back

Adam Forshaw - muscle

Club captain Liam Cooper will serve the final game of a three match ban after his sending off at Manchester City.

Leeds were still without key winger Raphinha against Manchester United - with the Brazilian having picked up a thigh injury at the Etihad which has forced him into the treatment room.

Rodrigo is another who has been absent in recent weeks due to a muscle complaint while the Whites are waiting to find out the extent of Helder Costa's injury.

The wide man was forced off against the Red Devils with an apparent back problem after being hauled to the ground by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Adam Forshaw picked up a muscle injury on his comeback for the development side after 18 months out due to a complex hip problem and there is no definitive time frame on the midfielder's next return.