Steve Evans says Sol Bamba's pain threshold will decide if he starts against Charlton

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds United defender could be back this weekend.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about centre-back Sol Bamba.

The Ivorian has missed Leeds’ last three matches due to a combination of suspension and a fractured toe and in that time the Whites have lost against Rotherham United and Queens Park Rangers before getting back to winning ways against Hull City last weekend.

Next up for Leeds is a trip to Charlton Athletic as they bid to make it back-to-back victories and Bamba could return for that clash.

“The medical team were telling me he’d be back in training (this week),” Evans told the YEP. “That could have happened Thursday or Friday but the medical advice was just that he was still feeling a bit of soreness.

“It’s really about his pain threshold now.”

Bamba will no doubt want to be involved for Leeds against Charlton, and for the vital matches to come over the festive period, but Evans will have no intention of rushing the player on to the field and the 30-year-old looks like having the final say on this occasion.

Leeds are currently 17th in the Championship with 22 points to date and they will still have ambitions of breaking into the top half of the table and seeing where that takes them in the final few months of the campaign.

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