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BOOST: Bamford included in Leeds trio hoping for a return

 

Leeds’ injury crisis appears to be easing as Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo and Pascal Struijk are all hoping to return from injury in Sunday’s Premier League game at West Ham.

Bamford has been restricted to six league appearances this season due to ankle and hip problems, while Rodrigo and Struijk have been sidelined with respective heel and foot injuries.

The whites lost 2-0 in the capital on Sunday in the FA Cup, but will be hoping for a much better outcome this weekend as their battle against the drop continues.

Leeds’ injury list has reached double figures in recent weeks and when asked who might be back on Sunday, boss Marcelo Bielsa said: “It’s probable that Pascal, Rodrigo and Bamford are options to return.”

Bielsa will still be without eight injured or suspended players at the London Stadium, but Bamford’s return in particular will be a major boost to their top-flight survival chances.

The Argentine also addressed the departure of right back Cody Drameh.

Bielsa said: “I didn't think he needed to play games elsewhere. He was a player who was very necessary with all the absences we've had. But he preferred to play outside of Leeds."

Drameh left Elland Road on loan to Cardiff City this week and will spend the remainder of the season playing in the championship.


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