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Bielsa shares Leeds' training plans for Sheffield United, offers six-word comment on Jack Clarke

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Leeds United take on Sheffield United this weekend.

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to Leeds Live that his players are unlikely to have physical preparation for Saturday's game with Sheffield United.

The Whites were in action on Tuesday night as they travelled to take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium, and Bielsa's side ran out comfortable winners.

Mateusz Klich capped off a fine move to put Leeds in front, before Pablo Hernandez found the net twice to make it 3-0 before half time.

 

That's how it stayed as Leeds eased to another win, returning to the top of the Championship table – even if it may be temporary as Norwich City can leapfrog them again with a win over Hull City tonight.

Next up for Leeds is one of the biggest games of the season as they host Sheffield United at Elland Road, with two of the three automatic promotion contenders going head to head.

A win for the Blades would take them above Leeds, whilst the Whites can strengthen their promotion bid by defeating Chris Wilder's side, with both sides desperate to win.

Now, Leeds boss Bielsa has admitted that it's unlikely that his players will be able to train physically ahead of the game, with the plan simply to work on recovery and tactics instead.

Jack Clarke of Leeds United wins a header  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 9th February...

Bielsa also admitted that he hasn't yet decided whether to include Jack Clarke in the squad for the game, with the winger back in action for the club's Under-23's after more than a month out of action.

“We can say almost we won’t have any possibility to have sessions with physical efforts,” said Bielsa. “We will work on recovery and on the theoretical probability of what we can analyse.”

“I haven’t taken my decision yet,” he added on Clarke.

Leeds United players celebrate winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

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