'Christmas has come early': Some Leeds fans erupt over 'the best news' from Elland Road
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to rejoice in the news that Whites duo Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling are “likely” available once again.
It’s been a good week so far for Leeds fans, with Marcelo Bielsa’s charges running out 1-0 winners over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Raphinha’s stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot against Palace gave Leeds just their third Premier League win of the season.
The victory saw the Whites build a five-point gap between themselves and 18th-placed Burnley.
Up next for Leeds is Sunday’s Premier League meeting with 12th-placed Brentford at Elland Road.
Bielsa held his pre-match press conference on Friday and was able to provide a very positive fitness update.
As well as the potential return of Bamford and Ayling, Pascal Struijk should also be available, revealed Bielsa.
The 22-year-old started against Palace but appeared to aggravate his hip problem and had to come off at the break.
“It’s likely Patrick and Luke will be available on Sunday,” Bielsa said, as per the Leeds Twitter feed.
“Pascal has a knock around his hip, but we think he’ll also be available.”
England striker Bamford has not played since mid-September with an ankle problem.
Meanwhile, Ayling has been sidelined for the same period with a knee injury.
However, both came through a run-out for the Leeds Under-23s on Monday.
And news that both could feature on Sunday and beyond got some Leeds fans excited:
YES! this is great news! with our run of games coming up just at the right time too! #lufc— Paul Knowles (@ScampyFryNinja) December 3, 2021
IMAGINE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/jLxV1HcxSv— Josh Holden (@JoshuaHolden93) December 3, 2021
This is the best news! pic.twitter.com/O7cKWqwY11— Simon (@Simmo_1989) December 3, 2021
Christmas has come early, doesn't guarantee the result but its a huge boost— Darren Dunne (@UnitedLeeds_) December 3, 2021
Splendid news.— Lee (@montyoxymoron) December 3, 2021
We’re winning the league— Hessing (@JackHessing1) December 3, 2021
I could cry https://t.co/rporr4i0AT— Shannon (@ShannonLeigh_C) December 3, 2021
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