Leeds United v Southampton injury news as fresh update leaves 7 out but striker definitely back

A fresh team news update has been provided for Saturday’s season finale between Leeds United and Southampton at Elland Road, for which seven men are now out but an international ace is returning.

Third-placed Leeds will line up against fourth-placed Southampton still having an outside chance of ending the Championship season with automatic promotion. For that long shot to happen, Daniel Farke’s Whites would have to beat the fourth-placed Saints and also hope that relegation-battling Huddersfield Town cause a surprise with a final day victory at second-placed Ipswich Town.

Anything else and it’s play-offs, in which the Whites and Saints would be on course to meet each other in the Wembley final should both teams progress through the semi-finals should Leeds be consigned to the end of season shoot-out.

Russell Martin’s side have lost their last three games and are already destined to finish fourth. They also have key men missing. But so too do Leeds whose manager Farke provided fresh team news updates at Thursday’s pre-match press conference.

Saints boss Martin then held his pre-match press conference the following day, at which he revealed details of a new injury but the plan for an international ace to return. Ahead of the Saturday lunchtime showdown at Elland Road, here we run through the injuries from both camps with seven now out and two more doubtful.

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