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Leeds United return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to Burnley at Elland Road.

By Richie Boon
Thursday, 30th December 2021, 7:46 am

As thing stand, the Whites (16th) are five points clear of the Clarets who are currently in the relegation zone (18th), but will be mindful of the three games in hand their opponents have over them.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Leeds striker Patrick Bamford revealed he's pushing hard to return from injury in time to feature against Sean Dyche's saide, and told the YEP: “The injury is coming along good. I think it was almost a blessing in disguise that the two games over Christmas got postponed, but yeah, it's coming along nicely.

“I should be doing drills tomorrow [Thursday] and then we'll see how close we are. It's touch and go for Burnley. I'm feeling good. I've hit every marker that's been laid down so far day to day, so it's been a good improvement. It's not a few weeks away. It's very close.”

He continued: “What the club has gone through is unheard of really. You don't ever see that many injuries, especially in one go.

“Maybe throughout the season you'd get them spread out but they have seemed to hit us all at once. It's just been unfortunate, we have really been down to the bare bones.

“It'll be nice when we come back to have a full team. This season everyone is saying Leeds are struggling but I don't think we've had a full 11 for two games in a row.”

Take a look at today's biggest stories from the Premier League, as the build-up to this weekend's festive football action continues:

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