Leeds United winger Jordan Botaka sends message to fans on Twitter

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Leeds United winger Jordan Botaka is hopeful he will be feeling better for their next fixture.

Jordan Botaka was a surprise absentee from the Leeds United squad which faced Bolton.

The DR Congo international was sent home after falling ill ahead of the fixture despite having travelled with the squad.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans told LUTV before the game: "Jordan Botaka has gone home ill from the team hotel this morning. He woke up in a dreadful state, I think with just a virus; hots, colds, shivering - we've all done it. So the medical staff spoke to me and he was dispatched home to bed."

Botaka has since sent a message to Leeds United fans on Twitter, expressing his desire to get back healthy as quickly as possible.

Whether he will recover in time for the club's next fixture is less than certain due to the fact the Whites play in midweek.

Leeds play somewhat unusually on a Thursday night, hosting Blackburn Rovers, with no game next weekend, instead facing Cardiff City the following Tuesday.

It would be unlikely that Evans contemplates using Botaka as a starter against Blackburn unless he has a miraculous recovery this week, and the head coach really wants to shake things up, otherwise an impact role off the bench is the mot probable scenario for the former Excelsior man.

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