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Leeds fans react at Tuesday announcement on 25-year-old star

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of games against Andorra and Hungary.

The Three Lions performer has picked up a calf injury and will be replaced in the squad by Southampton star James Ward-Prowse.

Phillips has taken the Premier League by storm since winning promotion with Leeds. He is now integral for club and country and this injury isn’t ideal for Gareth Southgate.

The 25-year-old was a star during Euro 2020. He went into the tournament unsure whether he’d be a regular starter and emerged from it as one of Southgate’s top players.

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Phillips is in talks over a new contract with Leeds and that should delight fans.

His latest injury isn’t thought to be serious and he could be available to face Southampton after the break.

That will be music to the ears of Marcelo Bielsa who can ill-afford any more injuries.

Leeds did secure a first win of the season at the weekend when they beat Watford. The Whites will hope to now kick on though and start climbing the table.

Phillips is a product of the club’s youth academy and currently has 219 appearances to his name.

What have Leeds fans said about Phillips?

Even though this doesn’t look like a serious injury, Leeds fans have still lost their minds a bit over this news.

The Whites are getting a bit anxious about things this season. Bielsa has overseen just one win and things must improve.

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Leeds have a number of injuries already and losing Phillips would be of serious detriment.

Phillips is expected to be okay for the first game back and supporters have their fingers firmly crossed.

Following this afternoon’s announcement we looked at what Leeds fans were saying on Twitter.

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