Leeds United: Illness bug could rule duo out of Wolves clash

Tom Adeyemi.
Tom Adeyemi.
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LEEDS United remain hit by a “48/36-hour bug” that could rule two as yet unnamed players out of Tuesday night’s Championship home clash with Wolves.

Captain Sol Bamba and midfielder Tom Adeyemi were both hit by the virus in the run up to Saturday’s home clash with Reading which the duo missed as a result.

Both returned to training at Thorp Arch on Monday but head coach Steve Evans revealed that another two players were sent home at 9am and are now doubtful for Tuesday night’s Wolves clash at Elland Road.

Mustapha Carayol also remains doubtful with a hamstring injury but Liam Bridcutt is said to be fully recovered from his recent thigh problem.

Souleymane Doukara and Alex Mowatt are both suspended.

Evans revealed: “Our captain and Tom Adeyemi have been back in today and trained but we have got a couple of others that remain nameless at the minute who have had to go home this morning at just after nine o’clock when they were sent home by the club doctor.

“It’s something that has been going through for about a week now.

“We are hopeful that most, if not all of the squad, have had some symptoms and they have passed on by them but it’s still there.

“But we didn’t use it as any excuse before Saturday and we won’t be before Wolves.

“There’s only a couple that have gone home, everyone else seems fine, especially the boys that have come back in – confirming what the doctor originally prescribed in saying, in his opinion, that it was a 48/36-hour bug.

“Those guys seem to be back in and, in fact, they trained particularly well this morning so we are hopeful that no one else goes down between now and kick-off.”