Leeds United v Southampton injury news with 5 out and 2 doubtful but star pair expected back

Leeds United’s quest for automatic promotion is going into the Championship’s final day – for which five players have already been ruled out but a star pair are expected ‘back’.

United’s fate will be dependent on how Ipswich Town fare in their final game of the season at home to Huddersfield Town in the event of the Tractor Boys taking at least a point from Tuesday night’s game in hand at Coventry City. For Leeds, Friday night’s 4-0 crushing at QPR has left Farke’s Whites clinging on to the division’s second automatic promotion spot on goal difference but having played one more game than Ipswich.

But Ipswich’s failure to take all three points at Saturday evening’s hosts Hull City who held Kieran McKenna’s side to a 3-3 draw has at least taken the automatic promotion race to the final day, even if Ipswich win at Coventry. The Tractor Boys face three games in the space of seven days as part of a busy last week whilst Leeds and Saturday’s final day visitors Southampton have six days to prepare for the potentially crucial season finale.

Southampton have been on a dreadful run of late and saw their top two hopes ended on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke City. Russell Martin’s side have had key men out but some have now returned. Leeds also have big players either missing or doubtful and here we run through the injuries from both camps.

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