Good Morning. It's Wednesday 13th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Cooper in race against time to be fit for Luton outing
Liam Cooper has withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan with a groin injury he sustained during Leeds 2-1 victory against Blackburn at Elland Road .
The Leeds captain underwent scans after the match last Saturday which revealed a small tear in his groin area. The injury is not thought to be major and he will work with staff at Thorp Arch with a view to being fit following the international break.
Clarke to Forest in January?
Nottingham Forest are believed to be in talks with Spurs about bringing Jack Clarke to the City Ground in January. The 18 yo is yet start a league game for the Whites this term which has caught the attention of Forest gaffer Sabri Lamouchi who is in need of pace and firepower up front.
Meanwhile former Leeds ace, now Soccer pundit believes Noel Whelan believes that Bielsa and Pochettino are close, and will be keeping the Spurs Manager up to date with developments over the 18 year old.
“From what I’ve heard about Bielsa, he will be in talks with Pochettino regularly about Clarke. Bielsa will be telling him what’s going on in training, Clarke’s attitude, performance and effort, and why he isn’t in the side
They know each other well and Pochettino will be getting the full picture of what’s going on. Tottenham sent him back to Leeds because they trust Bielsa’s ability to develop young players. Jack Clarke is now third or fourth in the pecking order for the right wing role behind the likes of Pablo Hernandez and Helder Costa.
Is Jack going to get in ahead of those two? No, he’s not. He’s going to have to bide his time and win the manager over in training. I very much doubt he will be called back to Tottenham. He is far more likely to go out on loan elsewhere, and be given the chance to play more regularly.
Would you be happy for Clarke to join one of our promotion candidates? Are Leeds missing a trick by not selecting the 18 year old?
Casilla granted extra 15 days to try and prove innocence
Kiko Casilla has been granted a two week extension from the FA to respond to his recent charge of racist language. An application was made to the chairman of The FA’s judicial panel by Leeds Utd, and the extension was granted as a result. What does Casilla or Leeds Utd hope to benefit from a two week extension?