After our poor performance on Saturday at Hillsborough the major question will be if any of our injured players are fit to come back into the side against Leeds United on Friday afternoon.
Players who could possibly return include Isaac Hayden, Jack Colback, Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin and certainly if we can get Isaac back in defensive midfield that would help balance the side since we always seem to play better when Hayden plays.
DeAndre Yedlin – could return on Friday?
Yedlin has also been a good player for us this season and he returned to training last Friday and that gives him a week to get back to full fitness.
But it has to be doubtful that Rafa would start Yedlin against Leeds, but he could make the bench.
DeAndre has missed the last six games since being injured in the great 3-1 win at Huddersfield on 4th March.
Rafa said he was back in training last Friday, but he will not risk him by bringing him back too early.
This is the latest injury update Rafa has given:
“The injuries are more or less the same. Yedlin has trained today, Rolando Aarons has trained, but we don’t want to risk them until they are fully fit.”
None of the players out are seriously injured and we wonder if top defender Ciaran Clark can make a return on Friday?
We certainly missed Clark’s poise at the back at Hillsborough.
American International Yedlin has been an excellent signing for us for just £5M from Tottenham Hotspur last summer and he’s made 28 appearances for us with one goal.
We really hope some of our injured players can return on Friday.
What do you think?