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Leeds United round-up: Reading team news, Kinnear confirms keeper plans and Pochettino praise

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Leeds United round-up: Reading team news, Kinnear confirms keeper plans and Pochettino praise

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

Reading news

Leeds United take on Reading in the Championship this evening and have some good news on the injury front. Bailey Peacock-Farrell has recovered from a knock to the knee and is likely to be recalled to the starting XI in place of youngster Will Huffer.

Pontus Jansson, however, remains sidelined. He joins long-term absentees Patrick Bamford and Izzy Brown on the treatment table, although the pair are closing in on a return to action.

Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi are out of action until 2019.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Tosin Adarabioyo of West Bromwich Albion and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United at The Hawthorns on November 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

Kinnear plans

Angus Kinnear has confirmed Leeds will try to secure a new goalkeeper in the early stages of the January transfer window.

The club’s managing director wrote in the Leeds programme notes, as relayed by YEP journalist Phil Hay, that it was a priority for the winter window.


Leeds lost second choice stopper Jamal Blackman to a leg break recently.

Pochettino praise

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been singing the praises of Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa signed the Spurs manager for Newell’s Old Boys and also worked with him for the Argentine national team and Espanyol.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness, he explained he owes Bielsa ‘everything’ and referred to him as a ‘second father’.

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