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'Couple of days': Jesse Marsch says injured Leeds player could be back to face Brighton on Sunday

Jesse Marsch says Jack Harrison could be fit for Leeds against Brighton in a huge relegation clash this Sunday.

Harrison limped out of last night’s 3-0 defeat against Chelsea, which really ramps up the pressure to beat the Seagulls at Elland Road at the weekend.

Marsch spoke about Harrison’s injury immediately after the game, and said: “We are hopeful that Jack isn’t too bad but he took a contusion that limited him from moving too much.”

Now, he has offered a slightly more detailed prognosis on when he is expected to return and it is positive news for Leeds fans.

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Marsch says Harrison could be fit for Leeds against Brighton

Speaking to BBC Sport, Marsch said: “We think Jack Harrison will be okay.

“It’ll take him a couple of days to recover I believe.

“Right now our focus is totally on doing whatever we can to recover for Sunday.”

That Brighton game is huge for Leeds and it looks like one they really have to win in order to stay in the Premier League next season.

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Even then, they will face a nervy midweek wait between that clash and the trip to Brentford to round off the season, with Burnley and Everton having games in hand.

They will just want to get to the final day of the campaign with the prospect of staying up, and they have a realistic chance of getting six points from their last two matches.

The issue is that confidence is low and suspensions are biting as well as injuries, which may mean that Patrick Bamford is rushed back for two huge games.

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