Leeds United are now preparing to take on Norwich City as the international break edges towards a close. The Whites head to Carrow Road on Saturday for one of their toughest games of the season, with both teams holding promotion ambitions this season.
Daniel Farke’s men defeated Bristol City last time out to solidify their playoff spot at this early stage, while Norwich drew with Coventry City, and they are just one place outside the top six and two points behind Leeds, making this clash that much more appealing. We will get fresh updates from the two managers on the injury situations at both clubs later this week, but here is what we know about the possible absentees so far.
1. Grant Hanley - Out
Hanley is out until late October with a muscular problem.
2. Josh Sargent - Out
Sargent is out with an ankle ligament injury. He signed a new deal during the break.
3. Ashley Barnes - Doubt
Barnes is nearing a return from a knee injury, but this may come too soon.
4. Stuart Dallas - Out
Farke has said: “Stuart Dallas, he was out for such a long time, he’s part integrated, joined us in several parts of team training, sometimes he has to train individually or recover more. He definitely needs three or four full weeks before we can choose him.”
5. Junior Firpo - Out
Farke said this week: “Firpo is back in team training since Tuesday, he was part integrated. We have to still be careful a bit. The next step will be join us during the whole training week, then will need a few weeks to be ready. He is not a topic for Norwich.”
6. Wilfried Gnonto - Doubt
Farke has said: “Some progress, Willy is back in team training since last Sunday. Looked sharp in training, he is a topic for the squad to travel with us.”