Jesse Marsch has told his Leeds United press conference on Thursday – as per the club’s YouTube – that Stuart Dallas has undergone another operation, clearing up speculation on a sickness bug and gave an update on Luis Sinisterra.

Leeds suffered a 4-2 loss to French side Monaco on Wednesday evening at Elland Road, our final game ahead of the return to competitive football against Manchester City. Plenty of players were missing from the defeat last night.

Rodrigo, Liam Cooper, Tyler Adams and plenty more. Adams of course, is suspended for the clash against City after being sent off against Tottenham. Marsch was speaking ahead of the game, which takes place at Elland Road.

Marsch gave an update on the status of his squad. He says that some players have fallen victim to a sickness bug in the Leeds squad but is confident they will be back – including Mateusz Klich. Dallas has had another minor operation.

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He also gave an update on Colombia international Sinisterra: “Yesterday, we didn’t have a bunch of guys in the mix because of little injuries and sickness. Klichy was sick, a few other guys that were sick the night before the match.

“But we’re hopeful can be healthy and back in training this week. With the exception of Stuart who had another surgery yesterday to clear some things up. That surgery was successful,” the Leeds boss continued on Wednesday afternoon.

Marsch says Dallas has undergone operation and clears up sickness bug

Then, on Sinisterra, Marsch said: “Luis Sinisterra is making good progress, we have to be cautious with this injury but we hope in a couple of weeks he will be back in training. Hopeful everyone else is in training this week.

“Coops had a minor calf injury, and Jack Harrison had an adductor injury. They should be training this week. Summerville was on the pitch today. Rodrigo was set to play, but he had a tight hamstring so we decided not to.”

It is hardly the best preparation. Illan Meslier is also suffering from glandular fever and it is touch and go whether he will be able to face the Premier League champions. All signs are pointing to a really tough afternoon for us on the 28th.

But, if Marsch’s optimism turns out to be true, we should have the majority of players that we had expected to be fit, available. The players definitely unavailable though, will be Dallas, Adams, Sinisterra and Patrick Bamford.

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