Leeds United boss gives encouraging injury update over two key players

Neil Redfearn

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has said Rudy Austin and Sam Byram are progressing well.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says the club are not far off from welcoming two key players back to the fold.

Speaking at his morning press conference, the head coach revealed Sam Byram and Rudy Austin are progressing well.

Redfearn stopped short of confirming whether either would start against Fulham on Wednesday night in the Championship game at Craven Cottage, unwilling to reveal his hand.

Austin was in superb form before being injured in the 3-2 loss to Watford, while Sam Byram's absence against Nottingham Forest at the weekend was even more noticeable.

Redfearn elected to start striker Steve Morison on the wing in his place, with the selection decision failing to pay off as Leeds drew 0-0.

Granddi Ngoyi's return to action from his thigh injury is positive news, but he won't feature against Fulham as the game is too soon. If there are no complications following his under-21 bow, he could come into consideration against Blackpool at the weekend.

The boss went onto state he was keen to promote more youngsters into the first team, with Kalvin Phillips and Lewis Walters on the fringes.

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