Leeds United are in Championship action at Elland Road this weekend and Marcelo Bielsa issued an update on the Whites trio.
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comments on Marcelo Bielsa’s pre-match press conference fitness update regarding three of the Whites playing squad.
The Leeds manager confirmed that left-back Barry Douglas is fit for the Elland Road game with Blackburn after missing out against Sheffield Wednesday and QPR with a knee problem.
However, Ezgjan Alioski is not going to be ready in time, having also missed out against the R’s, while Jamie Shackleton is also sidelined against the Lancashire side.
The 20-year-old has missed a month with a hamstring problem and also had a quad problem at the weekend against QPR, Bielsa confirming he is out with a “different injury to before”.
Here is what some Leeds fans on social media made of Bielsa’s fitness update about the Whites trio and trying to make sense of who could line up at the weekend:
How injured can Alioski be jumping around on the sofas at TA this week?— Dean Ellison (@thedeano1011) November 7, 2019
That’s how he got injured— Olliejk92 (@olliejk92) November 7, 2019
Play Davis please— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) November 7, 2019
Alioski was flying yesterday?— Brandon (@BMlTCHLL) November 7, 2019
I agree with Dan, put Davis at left back, far more pace than Douglas and better recovery when caught out.— Glyn Gillard (@GillardGlyn) November 7, 2019
To inexperienced. Douglas been there and got the t-shirt at this level. Best left back imd league if he can refind he,s form.— Fletch. Lufc. ALAW (@Davefle43086532) 7 November 2019
Really, hasn’t looked like it too me since he’s been here, best in the League? I don’t think so.— Glyn Gillard (@GillardGlyn) 7 November 2019
Douglas gets caught out too often and then is so slow he can’t recover.
Too inexperienced, how the hell can he get experience if he’s not going to be played.
Davis has pace.
Shack is a big miss, was playing well— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) November 7, 2019
Interesting team selection ahead. If he brings in Douglas who does he drop from the winning team ?— Richard Walker (@richleedsuk) November 7, 2019
Bielsa also stated that Eddie Nketiah is being monitored each week, after the Arsenal loanee picked up an abdominal injury that kept him out of Leeds’ last game against QPR (Leeds Live).
Leeds currently sit third in the table, two points off top, having won eight and drawn four of their 15 league fixtures this season, and they triumphed 2-0 against the R’s last time out, Tyler Roberts and Jack Harrison getting the goals for the Elland Road side.