'Gutted' Billy Sharp vows to come back stronger for Leeds United

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The Leeds striker missed his side's Championship clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers through injury.

While Mirco Antenucci was once again finding the back of the net for Leeds United, Billy Sharp was nowhere to be seen.

The 28-year-old was out injured for the Yorkshire side's clash with Wolves, although he had previously admitted he was frustrated with his lack of game time at Elland Road, anyway.

But the striker, who says he is 'gutted' to be missing out in such a 'frustrating' way, has vowed to come back stronger for Leeds.

Sharp has made nine league appearances for Leeds so far this season, although that has amounted to little more than 500 minutes on the pitch.

  PosGoalsAssistsChances CreatedAppsMins
Mirco Antenucci FW 3 1 8 10 874
Souleymane Doukara FW 3 2 9 10 734
Giuseppe Bellusci DF 2 0 2 10 867
Rodolph Austin MF 1 1 8 12 945
Alex Mowatt MF 1 0 15 7 557
Billy Sharp FW 1 1 7 9 504

As Opta stats show, Sharp had slipped behind his side's fellow top scorers before the Wolves clash, having only scored once in the Championship so far this term.

The 28-year-old has also registered one assist and created seven chances.

Whether he can make the first team after returning remains to be seen, then, but the new Leeds boss will no doubt welcome him back to fitness for the greater availability of options at Elland Road.

That boss won't be Darko Milanic, however, who was sacked earlier this evening.

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