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Pierre-Michel Lasogga returns to Leeds United training

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

Leeds United reveal that Pierre-Michel Lasogga is back in training.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United is tackled by Aden Flint of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21,...

Leeds United announced via their Twitter page on Wednesday that Pierre-Michel Lasogga had returned to training following a month-long absence.

The German hitman hasn't kicked a ball for Leeds since the 3-1 defeat at Brentford on November 4 due to a niggling calf injury.

In that time, Caleb Ekuban - who is now injured - impressed in his number nine role, while Kemar Roofe enhanced his reputation as a striker by scoring three in the 3-1 win at QPR last weekend.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

Lasogga is not the most mobile of centre-forwards, but he has netted five goals in 10 Championship games since joining on a season-long loan from Hamburg.

And fans of the Elland Road club offered a mix reaction to the news of his return to training.

Like him or not, Lasogga is clearly a talented goalscorer and he could be a big asset throughout the hectic festive period.

Roofe's star has risen following his hat-trick, but there are still question marks over his long-term capacity to score goals for Leeds and Lasogga is a very good option to rotate with.

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