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Graham Smyth issues positive update on highly-rated Leeds ace

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Graham Smyth issues positive update on highly-rated Leeds ace

Leeds United striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has fully recovered from his hamstring injury, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 22-year-old arrived at Elland Road at the end of January, with Marcelo Bielsa keen to add a new striker to his squad.

Augustin was signed from RB Leipzig on loan until the end of the season, with the option to make the deal permanent.

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However, the Frenchman is yet to start a game for Leeds, and has only made three Championship appearances for the club.

Augustin failed to make the last three match-day squads, with his bid to reach Bielsa’s desired levels of fitness hitting a stumbling block due to his muscle injury.

With the Championship season having been suspended until the end of the month due to the global health crisis, the Yorkshire Evening Post hosted a Q&A on its website on Saturday.

When asked about Augustin’s injury, YEP chief football writer Graham Smyth replied: “Jean-Kevin Augustin is injury free.


“He’s not match fit of course because he can’t play any matches but he has recovered from the strain. We might yet see him this season.”

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Prior to the unprecedented hiatus, things hadn’t been going well for Augustin given the game time he was set to miss.

Leeds are still keeping their players fit however, with tailored programmes and personal exercise bikes given to their current players.

Augustin has certainly been working hard and, once the current situation subsides and a return to relative normality follows, he will hopefully be able to contribute to the team’s promotion charge.

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