The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt will not be fit for the game against Newcastle United next Sunday.
The former Sunderland defensive midfielder is still not fit and will take no part in the game.
Eunan O’Kane in Ireland’s colors
Bridcutt has had a long lay-off with a fractured metatarsal in his foot and has only appeared 4 times for the Whites this season.
The 27-year-old was due to resume training ahead of the Newcastle game.
But Bridcutt is not expected to be fit enough to play against Newcastle and Leeds will now be hoping the 5 times capped Republic of Ireland International Eunan O’Kane is fit for the important game.
O’Kane picked up a groin injury in the win against Norwich City last time out and he returned to training last Wednesday with the Republic of Ireland squad.
But the next day he headed home to Leeds for treatment and for further assessment of the problem and he is also now likely to miss the Newcastle game.
The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Matt Grimes, Luke Murphy or Kalvin Phillips could get the call to fill in if Bridcutt and O’Kane are not available for the game.
Leeds and Newcastle are two in-form sides in the Championship and it should be a good game between the leaders and the sixth placed team in the league.
Newcastle are on an eight game winning streak in all competitions and this game will certainly be a tough one.