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Leeds United round-up: Injury crisis, Bielsa backs Roberts, Cooper confident and Vieira with Kewell

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Leeds United round-up: Injury crisis, Bielsa backs Roberts, Cooper confident and Vieira with Kewell

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Injury crisis

Leeds United face something of an injury crisis going into the fixture with Millwall this weekend.

Fans were fully aware of a knee injury to Patrick Bamford, which will rule out the summer signing until 2019.

There had also been rumblings regarding some other injuries and it is bad news for Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed in his press conference that Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Gaetano Berardi are also all out injured.

Hernandez is set for three weeks on the sidelines. Berardi has a knee injury whilst Roofe is out with a knock. No timelines were given for their respective returns.

He also backed £2.5 million January signing Tyler Roberts to come in and replace Roofe and Bamford with aplomb.

Cooper confident

Liam Cooper also spoke about the injuries in the same press conference. The Leeds captain believes that Leeds have the depth available to deal with the issues, despite being dangerously short up front.

But he believes it is an opportunity for others to come in and ‘stamp their authority’ on the first-team.

Vieira tries to impress Kewell

Former Leeds United midfielder Romario Vieira is still hunting for a new club. He was released in the summer, in the same transfer window in which his brother Ronaldo made a big money move to Italian side Sampdoria.

He is now on trial at Notts County, managed by former Leeds player and universally unpopular at Elland Road man Harry Kewell.

The Australian will run the rule over the Guinea-Bissau international, who recently had a similar spell at Doncaster Rovers.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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