TEAM NEWS - Marcelo Bielsa provides date for return of Leeds United duo Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton

TYLER ROBERTS and Jamie Shackleton are nearing their returns from injuries with the Leeds United duo training next week and described as "healthy" by head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 1:39 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images.

Roberts injured his hamstring in the 1-0 win at Reading at the end of November while Shackleton has also not featured since the victory at the Royals with the midfielder also having a hamstring issue.

But both are now set to train with the rest of the Whites squad next week while Bielsa also confirmed that skipper Liam Cooper was back from a calf strain ahead of Saturday's Championship clash at Fulham.

Adam Forshaw was the only injured player Bielsa was unable to provide an update on with the 28-year-old still recovering from a hip problem.

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"Cooper is back," said Bielsa, speaking at Thursday afternoon's pre-Fulham press conference.

"Tyler is healthy. Shackleton also. Forshaw there is no different information."

Asked when Shackleton and Roberts were expected to return, Bielsa revealed: "Next week they will train with the team."