Javi Gracia has told Thursday’s press conference – as per the club’s YouTube – that Luis Sinisterra and Rodrigo could be available to feature for Leeds United against Brighton on Saturday, with Gracia to make a decision in today’s session.
Leeds are back in action on Saturday, after what feels like a long time since the club suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelsea last time out. Wesley Fofana scored the only goal of the game, with Leeds boasting chances in the defeat to the Blues.
Gracia’s side remain outside of the relegation zone, but only on goal difference. Leeds and 18th-placed Everton are on equal points, while Southampton and Bournemouth sit on 21 points. Leeds now face a tough test against Brighton.
The Seagulls are flying high, and full of confidence after a 4-0 win over West Ham. The Whites have found Brighton a bit of a bogey team since promotion, picking up two points from a possible 15 since being promoted to the top tier.
Asked about the availability of both Rodrigo and Sinisterra ahead of the clash, Gracia said both players have been training with the senior side – but not to a full level. He says the duo will be assessed on Thursday in training.
“Luis Sinisterra and Rodrigo have been doing some training with the team. In the next training session, we will evaluate the situation – whether they can help us in the next game, or it is better to wait,” Gracia said in his press conference.
Gracia: Sinisterra and Rodrigo could be available to feature for Leeds
A massive boost, if Leeds could have Sinisterra and Rodrigo in the squad to take on Brighton. Rodrigo more so, given Leeds have now only scored one goal in their previous five fixtures. The club need Rodrigo back as soon as possible.
Patrick Bamford was missing against Chelsea and Rodrigo has been out for the last few weeks, undergoing surgery. Sinisterra picked up a muscle injury in the first of two games against Manchester United. A big boost if they are back.