Leeds suffer double injury blow ahead of Nottingham Forest clash


Leeds United have suffered an injury blow ahead of their clash against Nottingham Forest on New Years Day as they will have to make do without the services of Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper.

Bamford is set to miss his fourth game and not participate against his former club after sustaining an injury whilst in training. On a good note, the former Middlesbrough striker is expected to return to action shortly after the new year.

Cooper will miss the game as he is still recovering after undergoing surgery early in December but is expected to return for the game against Derby County on January 11.

Top of the standings Leeds will be looking to bounce back after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat against Hull City on Sunday. Leeds are set for a crucial at tough period as they will be playing four games within the space of nine days.

The Yorkshire giants will need to be on top of their game if they want to maintain the three point advantage which they have over second placed Norwich City.

As quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post, Biesla said:

"Until now the team gave a good response, a positive response.

"We ran enough (against Hull) and we dominated the game. When you don’t dominate a game you make less effort.

"Until now the tolerance from the players has been good but the fourth game we’re going to play will be the most demanding one because we’ve already played several."

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