The team news Leeds United fans DIDN'T want to hear before facing Fulham as Scott Parker makes revelation

Elland Road will host Premier League football for the for first time in 16-years today as Leeds United welcome Fulham.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 1:51 pm
The team news Leeds United fans DIDN'T want to hear before facing Fulham as Scott Parker makes revelation
The team news Leeds United fans DIDN'T want to hear before facing Fulham as Scott Parker makes revelation

Both teams started their campaigns in defeat as errors cost Scott Parker’s men against Arsenal whilst Marcelo Bielsa's side put three past Liverpool but failed to get anything from the game.

And Fulham have been handed a big boost as the Cottagers set to welcome back striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to league action.

Ther Serbian returned to the starting XI in the Carabao Cup and scored to send his side through and is expected to start again this afternoon.

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Fulham boss Parker was hopeful his squad would receive a clean bill of health with Jean Michael Seri on his way back to full fitness.

“We got back late [after the cup match], the players have just been in the gym for recovery,” Parker explained. “We'll have a gauge on it tomorrow morning on exactly where everyone is. At this moment there's nothing jumping and I suspect we'll be ok.”

“The first time we will see the boys on the training field will be tomorrow. We'll make a judgement on where we see the players physically.

“This is a league where you can't afford to carry players. When you're us you need to be at your peak of fitness. With the quick turnaround in pre-season and players late coming into the building, some are just a little bit short at the moment.

“Hopefully we can get some out there because that will make us stronger but I'm not going to risk long term injury of the players.”