Leeds United v Reading: Bamba and Carayol doubts for Royals clash

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SOL BAMBA and Mustapha Carayol are doubts for Leeds United’s Championship home clash with Reading on Saturday after both picked up knocks at Birmingham City.

Liam Bridcutt, meanwhile, will also be assessed on his thigh injury with head coach Steve Evans hinting the on loan midfielder again might not be risked.

United produced one of their best performances of the season with Tuesday’s night’s 2-1 victory at St Andrew’s but Bamba twisted his ankle while Carayol was left feeling the effects of a tight hamstring.

Both were due to train at Thorp Arch today and tomorrow with Evans “hopeful” that both will be available this weekend but admitting that “precaution” would be needed over the next two days.

Bridcutt, meanwhile, has missed United’s last two games with a thigh injury and he too will be assessed at training.

Evans reported: “There’s only maybe a couple of little concerns. Mustapha just felt tight on his hamstring but we are hopeful that everything will be okay.

“Sol Bamba twisted his ankle but again we are hopeful he will be okay so we should pretty much be looking at most, if not all of those lads being available.

“But we will just issue a little bit of precaution about those two because we are going to go and see them train this afternoon and tomorrow.

“We are hopeful that Liam will be out training this afternoon and tomorrow and we can certainly play him in within the last game or two. Will we play him? We will see how he trains.”

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