Nketiah problem is worse than Leeds have said
26 Nov 2019 08:25 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 26th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Pre Match Press Conference
During Bielsa's pre match press conference yesterday, the Argentine revealed that Eddie Nketiah was due to resume first team training later this week but according to Leeds pundit Noel Whelan, he believes that the on loan Gunner is still a couple of weeks away from returning to the first team squad
The problem is worse than what Leeds have said. From what I hear, he is not going to be back soon, it’s going to be a couple of weeks. It’s worse than what we were told by the club. They won’t be rushing him out, they will take it slowly. To lose Eddie Nketiah for so long is a huge blow, as there’s no centre-forward cover. We’ve got no back-up to Patrick Bamford. What if he gets injured?
D-Day looms for Casilla at Leeds submit new evidence
Leeds have submitted all their evidence to the FA in relation to Casilla’s disciplinary case relating to racist language towards Jonathan Leko. The West Brom on loan forward claims that 33yo Casila racially abused him during the Charlton - Leeds game back in September. If the 33 year old is found guilty, he faces a minimum ban of 6 games, and depending on the severity, anything up to 12 games.
However, Leeds sources claim that new evidence submitted to the governing body, backs up the former Real Madrid shot stopper. How much of a blow would it be, even if Casilla was banned for the minimum period (6 games). The Spaniard has conceded just nine goals from 16 league matches this season, four less than his closest rivals.
Return of the Shack
Jamie Shackleton returned to action last night, completing 45 minutes for the U23's against Bolton. The 20 year old midfielder has been out of action for over a month with a quad injury. Two second half goals from Stevens and Edmondson settled the tie, with the Whites climbing to 5th in the table, still with games in hand.