Leeds United: Rosler hails dedicated Whites medical team

RUNNING MACHINE: Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips covered 13.3km during Wednesday night's draw at Bristol City. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
RUNNING MACHINE: Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips covered 13.3km during Wednesday night's draw at Bristol City. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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HEAD coach Uwe Rosler has paid tribute to Leeds United’s medical staff with the Whites carrying no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime Championship showdown with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road.

The Whites have had to endure a gruelling opening fixture schedule with this weekend’s clash being the club’s fifth in 14 days, including long away trips to Bristol and Reading.

Yet despite having travelled all the way down to Bristol City for Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw at Ashton Gate, Rosler has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s Yorkshire derby.

In Rosler’s eyes, the dedication of his club’s medical team has been key.

United’s head coach said: “I’m not just saying this for the sake of it - I have to give credit to the people who work with the players.

“There’s staff that have worked with them until two o’clock in the night after the game with massages and stretching and they are available 24-7.

“They hardly sleep, they are never home and I think that is one of the reasons why we have everybody on board.

“I cannot praise my staff enough. I’m very impressed.

“Kalvin Phillips covered 13.3km during the Bristol game - unbelievable. Yet he’s fully recovered and ready to go.”

Wednesday, meanwhile, remain without the services of goalkeeper Kieren Westwood who has a bruised kidney.

Lewis Price will start in goal for the visitors whose centre-back Glenn Loovens is also highly doubtful with an ankle injury along with striker Atdhe Nuhiu (neck).

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