Leeds United are set to see their defensive ranks bolstered in the near future, with players coming back from injury.
Thomas Christiansen has confirmed two pieces of good injury news for Leeds United at his latest press conference.
@T9Christiansen: "Gaetano Berardi should be back very soon, Matthew Pennington will be slightly longer"— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 18, 2017
@T9Christiansen: "Liam Cooper is okay, he will be in the 19 man squad tomorrow"— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 18, 2017
Cooper has missed Leeds' last two matches with injury, and his return should boost Christiansen’s options in defence.
Berardi and Pennington, meanwhile, have been out injured since the first game of the season.
The pair both picked up problems during Leeds’ 3-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers.
In their absences, Leeds have still managed to cope well, and they have only conceded two goals in their first three Championship matches.
The Whites remain unbeaten in competitive games so far this term, but they face a tough test tomorrow against a Sunderland side who have also performed well.