Update on Jean-Kevin Augustin's fitness after first taste of Leeds United action in Sheffield Wednesday Under 23s clash

New recruit Jean-Kevin Augustin came through his first taste of Leeds United action and is expected to train as normal on Tuesday, despite limping off seconds before half-time against Sheffield Wednesday Under 23s.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:43 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:21 pm
Jean-Kevin Augustin played 45 minutes today for the Under 23s at Sheffield Wednesday

The Frenchman took a kick on the foot seconds before the break and had to receive treatment, before attempting to run it off.

He was still in some discomfort as the whistle went for half-time and didn't reappear for the second half, but that was always the plan according to the club and they have no concerns over his fitness.

Augustin came close to finding the net on the half hour mark, running onto a Charlie Cresswell long-ball and shooting across the face of goal, Joe Wildsmith tipping it wide.

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It was a quiet afternoon otherwise for the loanee from RB Leipzig and the game was goalless when he departed at the interval.

Fellow new boy Ian Poveda, signed on a permanent deal from Manchester City, came on for the second half along with defender Gaetano Berardi who made his comeback from a calf injury.