Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw have picked up the first two injuries of pre-season. Leeds United’s official website has given an update on the pair with some mixed news.
Dallas is fit for this Saturday’s friendly against Western Sydney Wanderers. The 28-year-old went down after being caught by Anthony Martial’s elbow in the game against Manchester United.
After receiving treatment by the side of the pitch, Dallas was substituted with Bryce Hosannah taking his place. There were initial fears that Dallas had suffered a concussion.
However, Leeds have confirmed that the Northern Ireland international has not suffered a concussion despite having a cut above his right eye. He will be eligible to play on Saturday.
Forshaw, however, is a doubt for this weekend. The injury-prone 27-year-old has picked up another knock after a meaty challenge from Ashley Young.
Leeds will run scans on Forshaw and he will face a late fitness test to see if he is ready to play. It could be yet another frustrating setback for the Whites’ threadbare squad. Here are some tweets capturing the reaction of Leeds fans after the latest injury update.
And so it begins!
— Ian Boyd 💛💙 (@iboyd1984) July 18, 2019
Haha somat for the whiners to moan about. Had a game, got a couple of knocks….. So what? Also, squad ain’t that small anymore. Plenty of those young lads of ours would get a game lower down our league. Good strong squad. We’ll see
— Keep fighting 💙 💛 (@sam51h) July 18, 2019
Small squad, same end result, run out of steam, thought Bielsa would have learnt from last season.
— Craig & charlie the chocolate labrador. (@bandforgood) July 18, 2019
Yet more injuries in such a small squad. When will Bielsa and the owners realise the squad needs to bigger and better if we are going to get promoted? Wake up and smell the coffee……
— bubbagrump101 (@bubbagrump101) July 18, 2019
This team, this manager … with some depth would tear this division apart
— Matthew Carlyle (@MatthewCarlyle7) July 18, 2019
it feels like another LONG season ahead. Get ready for another season of players out of position plugging injury gaps. If only we fully supported Bielsa and gave him a good run at promotion without these squad limitations…..but that’s simply not Leeds is it?
— Stu (@kUrGaN_UK) July 18, 2019