Leeds United fans react after Tom Pearce confirms Elland Road return on Twitter

Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on May 05, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

Leeds United are experiencing an injury crisis in Pearce's position.

Tom Pearce of Leeds United and Tom Barkhuizen of Preston North End compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leeds United and Preston North End at Elland Road...

Some Leeds United fans are about to be disappointed after Tom Pearce's return from Scunthorpe United.

Leeds are in the midst of an injury crisis in Pearce's position - left-back - ahead of their upcoming Championship play-off campaign.

 

Already without Barry Douglas for the remainder of the season, the Whites have also lost stand-ins Ezgjan Alioski and Leif Davis in recent weeks, forcing the winger Stuart Dallas to cover against Ipswich Town on Sunday.

And a message posted by Pearce on Twitter earlier (Tuesday) - in which he confirmed the end of his Scunthorpe loan spell - offered a ray of light to several of a Leeds persuasion.

 

 

 

Pearce, though, cannot play again until the start of next season, when his registration as a Scunthorpe player officially ends.

And the same rule applies to Leeds' other loaned-out players, including potential left-back options Laurens de Bock, Tyler Denton and Lewie Coyle.

10th February 2018, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield United versus Leeds United; George Baldock of Sheffield United challenges Laurens De Bock of...

Marcelo Bielsa's side travel to Derby County for the first of their semi-final ties on Saturday evening, before Wednesday's return leg at Elland Road.

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