Leeds fans desperately want Caleb Ekuban recalled from Trabzonspor

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford under pressure from Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21,...

Patrick Bamford has suffered a lengthy injury after turning out for Leeds' Under-23 side.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United and Jordan Storey of Preston North End compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leeds United and Preston North End at Elland...

Leeds United have suffered a heavy blow in their bid for Premier League promotion after new marquee signing Patrick Bamford was told he would be sidelined for four months - and some fans want Caleb Ekuban recalled.

The 25-year-old turned out for Leeds' Under-23 side against Bristol City as the Whites earned a huge 5-0 win over the Robins, with Bamford starting alongside fellow new signings Jamal Blackman, Jack Harrison and Lewis Baker.

Indeed, Bamford got his name on the score sheet in the first half but has sustained a posterior cruciate ligament injury, meaning he will be sidelined until the new year.

 

It leaves Leeds with just Kemar Roofe as a first-team option up front, with the former West Bromwich Albion and Oxford United striker keeping Bamford sidelined so far.

Loanee Izzy Brown can play up front but is preferred in attacking midfield, while Sam Dalby and Ryan Edmondson continue to impress in the academy sides. Or, Leeds could recall one of their loaned out strikers.

New signing of Trabzonspor Caleb Ekuban (C) arrives at Trabzon International Airport in Trabzon, Turkey on August 27, 2018.

Some Leeds fans are desperate for the Whites to recall 24-year-old Ekuban from Turkish SuperLig side Trabzonspor, though it does remain unclear if Leeds included an option in the deal to do just that.

Ekuban scored on his debut for the Turkish outfit against Leeds' rivals Galatasaray, but only managed two goal last season. But fans are keen to see him return to provide cover for Roofe.

Caleb Ekuban (C) of Trabzonspor celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Trabzonspor and Galatasaray at Medical Park Stadium in Trabzon, Turkey on...

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