A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express some concern about Jean-Kevin Augustin after the club posted a video from the training ground on YouTube.
Augustin is still awaiting the chance to make his first-team debut for the Whites. He arrived too late to be involved against Millwall last week, but there was plenty of surprise when he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s clash with Wigan Athletic.
He featured for the under-23s on Monday. But the game may not have ended how Augustin would have liked.
The striker played the first 45 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday’s youngsters. But he appeared to pick up a knock in the final moments of the half. And some fans were worried when he was replaced at the break.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported soon after that Leeds had insisted that the plan was always for Augustin to play 45 minutes. And it was suggested that the injury was not expected to prevent him training the following day.
That looked to be a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest. But those who want to see Augustin named in the squad may have been dealt a possible blow.
The club posted a video on YouTube showing the side working on the training ground. And while Augustin is seen while the squad is working in the gym, it does appear that he is not involved once Marcelo Bielsa’s men head out onto the grass.
Fellow January signing Ian Poveda does feature fairly prominently in the video. And you would perhaps imagine that Augustin would have a starring role in the video if he was working with the rest of the team given that he is still yet to make his debut.
And some fans have taken to social media to express their concern that that could mean that Augustin is not involved at the City Ground.
One supporter has noted that there are other key players not featured in the video. And of course, there is plenty of time ahead before Bielsa names his squad for the game.
But there is no question that many fans are now not expecting to see the Frenchman named in the side when the teams are announced on Saturday.
Here is what some of the fans make of the video…
Lack of Kev on the grass with the team though!
— Tom Banks (@tombanksUK) February 5, 2020
No big kev
— Joe (@Rhino12344) February 5, 2020
Surprised not many people talking about augustin’s clear absence from training. Shack there so clearly not filmed when he was at the u23 game. Injury or fitness work but doesn’t bode well for Saturday
— dominic bradley 💙💛 (@dom_bradderz) February 5, 2020
— Daryl (@DarylRS29) February 5, 2020
Some bleak news. Augustin not currently training with the first team. Needless to say will be unlikely to make starting 11 against Forest.
— Joe Dobbs (@DrDobbsLUFC) February 5, 2020
Big Kev not training with the first team. No bench for him then
— Billy McGlennon (@chuckielufc) February 5, 2020
Seen a lot of people saying well there’s a no big Kev on grass by the looks of this video? Does it mean anything? Probs not there’s no berra, klich, white or Phillips shown out on the grass #LUFC https://t.co/RZ1WlXiZpN pic.twitter.com/iotCJyigti
— Luke townend (@Luketownend2) February 5, 2020