Leeds boss gives Morison, Byram injury update, says they really missed 21-year-old

Steve Morison

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn gives update on Sam Byram and Steve Morison.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn says he is hopeful both Sam Byram and Steve Morison will be fit to face Watford at the weekend.

Morison started the game, but was once again unable to score and was substituted, moving gingerly, only an hour into the game.

The striker has been leading the line lately for Leeds, with Sharp, Doukara, Antenucci, and Cani all on the bench, and has been a key part of their winning run away from home, which ended with a 2-0 loss at the Amex.

Redfearn explained to LUTV, and added regarding Sam Byram, who missed the game through injury: "He said he felt his groin a little bit at half-time, and he had a little bit of tiredness.

"He's done brilliantly for us Steve, he's led the line but we tried to get him off as quick as we can and limit the damage.

"I'm hoping both are going to be available. Sam's got a good chance. We could've perhaps risked him tonight but may've lost him for another two or three games."

Byram has been excellent in recent weeks, having moved to the wing to help solve the club's lack of width on the right. Leeds are still to find an outright solution for the left, and with Byram absent they struggled to get players forward to help support striker Steve Morison.

Redfearn added: "You're going to miss top quality players. What he does is give us that end product, them legs to get past the front.

"He's got that craft to get past people in he box, he creates things. he gives you energy and you're going to miss people like Sam Byram."

Leeds managed only one shot on target during the game compared to 8 from Brighton, despite having 50 per cent of possession. They sit in 14th place in the table, having dropped from 11th as a result of the defeat.

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