Huge sigh of relief as Archie avoids long spell out

26 Jan 2024 09:04 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 26th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road

Huge sigh of relief as Archie given all clear

Teenage sensation Archie Gray has been given the all clear having undergone tests to ascertain the extent of the injury he sustained midweek, during Leeds 1-0 win against Norwich City.

The 17yo had to be helped from the pitch by members of Rob Price's medical team, whilst in obvious distress. It has since been disclosed by Farke that Gray was 'panicking' as he thought he had torn his ACL. Fortunately, the extent of his injury is little more than a knock to his knee.

He could be out of action for several weeks until the bruising and swelling goes down, but could be back in action for the visit to the Liberty Stadium mid February!

One week of the transfer window left

With only a week left until the transfer window slams shut, fans are starting to feel more than a little anxious with the lack of activity around Elland Road.

The squad have worked incredibly hard to get themselves into the mix of an automatic promotion place, yet senior management could gamble should Leeds suffer an injury crisis during the second half of the season to key areas of the pitch.

Leeds have a terrific starting XI, but lack strength in depth, especially after losing Ayling and Spence (as well as Gyabi) this month. It's a long, arduous and unforgiving campaign with over 50 matches in all competitions - therefor, the probability of long term injuries is a lot higher than the Premier League.

We have already seen Ipswich Town and Southampton strengthen this month yet Leeds continue their long tradition of leaving transfers to the very last minute, if at all!

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AcrossThePondAsh wrote on 27 Jan 2024 12:08 am

Kennyb41 wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:53 pm Minus 18 players and challenging for top 2.

Didn't he do well.
Not sure how all the naysayers don't see this.

Carrick Dave wrote on 26 Jan 2024 09:20 pm

Anyone who watched the Farke presser should be resigned to completing the season with the players we have.

Great news about Cresswell though - he has a goal in him too.

Sorry to hear about Richard's illness, he was great to watch back in the day.

DDB220 wrote on 26 Jan 2024 08:23 pm

Whatever we are after will be near the end of the window. Of the players linked that you can attach any sense of realism to - any green light to move will be reliant on factors which affect the parent clubs incomings.
We are generally linked to Prem club players - there has not been much movement in the prem so far. The Philips issue was only resolved in the last 48 hours and he was destined for a loan move before the window opened.

Irish Ian wrote on 26 Jan 2024 07:53 pm

Kennyb41 wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:53 pm Minus 18 players and challenging for top 2.

Didn't he do well.
Dont worry Kenny, we will lose a game soon to give the fault finders something tangible to hold on to..

Irish Ian wrote on 26 Jan 2024 07:51 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:19 pm Just my opinion, but if they are not being given game time, Farke has no trust in them.

Great news regarding Charlie. Just for info - Richard (Creswell) had a heart attack a few months back. You may recall Charlie was excused from the squad at the time on personal grounds - that was because of Richards heart attack.
And I disagree, every squad has stronger players than others, just because they are lesser skilled does not mean they arent trusted.

Do'nt you want him to play his strongest side?