Leeds United and Fulham's injury list in full - Whites wait on four players, Cottagers without three

Leeds United travel to face West Ham in the Premier League on Friday night - but what injury worries are plaguing both teams ahead of the meeting?

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:03 pm

The Whites have won just one of their last six top flight outings but were buoyed by a strong showing in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea last weekend.

Scott Parker's Fulham are looking to get themselves out of the relegation zone with a win in the capital - sitting 18th and two points from safety.

Leeds have several injury concerns away from their terrible recent London record, but Marcelo Bielsa has been boosted by several recent returnees.

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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford suffered and injury against Chelsea last weekend. Pic: Bruce Rollinson

Robin Koch stepped up his comeback from a knee problem that has kept him sidelined since December with 45 minutes for the club's Under-23s side on Monday.

The German international was also named on the bench against the Blues in an emergency and is expected to be ready for selection.

Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo, Gaetano Berardi and Ian Poveda have also all worked their way back into the Leeds squad in recent weeks from the Elland Road treatment room.

Whites academy product Jamie Shackleton is another who available once again after a muscle problem - here, we take a look at the full list of players battling problems ahead the first whistle at Craven Cottage.

Leeds United injury concerns

Liam Cooper - illness

Patrick Bamford - leg/hip

Pablo Hernandez - muscle

Adam Forshaw - hip

Leeds United's big injury worry ahead of Fulham is top goalscorer Patrick Bamford who limped off against Chelsea last weekend.

Bamford - who has bagged 13 Premier League goals this term - was forced off in the first half at Elland Road after a clash with Blues defender Antonio Rudiger.

Bielsa said post-match he wasn't aware on how much damage the striker had suffered and is expected to issue an update this week.

Club captain Liam Cooper was absent through illness and looks set for a prolonged spell out of the side.

Scotland manager Steve Clarke omitted him from the Tartan Army squad for the upcoming international break later this month and said it was due to him not being available for selection.

The Whites will be hoping to have Pablo Hernandez (muscle) back in the squad while Adam Forshaw (hip) remains sidelined.

Fulham injury concerns

Tom Cairney - knee

Marek Rodak - hand

Bobby De Cordova-Reid - knock

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has been missing since mid-December with a knee injury.

The influential central figure is said to be closing in on a return for Scott Parker's men after several months in the treatment room.

Second choice goalkeeper Marek Rodak also remains touch and go with a hand problem.

Wide man Bobby De Cordova-Reid is another player who remains a concern after suffering a knock recently.

There is still no time frame on a return date for winger, who has scored 5 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for Fulham this season.