Report: Marco Silvestri set to return for Leeds against Rotherham this weekend

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Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri is reportedly set to return from injury this weekend.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri will return from injury against Rotherham United this weekend.

The Whites recently hit a bad run of form, losing five games in a row before beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough last weekend.

With just one game left to play this term, Leeds will be looking to end the season on a high, especially if the game proves to be Neil Redfearn's last as manager of the club, given that his contract at Elland Road expires this summer.

Just a week after facing Wednesday, Leeds will play in another Yorkshire derby this weekend, as they take on Rotherham United, whose Championship status was secured with a 2-1 win over Reading on Tuesday night.

There may not be much riding on the game other than local pride, but it will be an important one for Italian goalkeeper Silvestri.

Silvestri, a summer signing from Chievo almost a year ago, missed games against Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month having sustained a back injury, and some doubted that they'd see him in action again before the start of next season.

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Silvestri is now on the verge of a comeback, and is expected to be passed fit and subsequently in contention to play against Rotherham on Saturday - a big boost for Leeds fans as they look to end the season on a positive note.

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