Leeds United receive injury boost ahead of Brighton fixture

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Gaetano Berardi is back in training for Leeds.

Leeds United have received an injury boost regarding right-back Gaetano Berardi.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report Berardi has returned back to training and is expected to start this weekend against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Berardi was substituted in the home defeat to Birmingham City, with Sam Byram brought on in his place.

The Swiss defender was been one of Leeds' best defenders this season, and is one of Rosler's first choice in the back four, preferred to Byram.

He recently signed a new contract, and having him back available for selection is a real boost as high flying Brighton come to Elland Road.

Berardi starting would mean if Byram is to feature in the line-up he would have to win over Rosler for a midfield spot, yet with loanee Will Buckley and new signing Jordan Botaka also vying for selection, the academy product may have to settle for a place on the bench again.

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