Jesse Marsch has told Friday’s press conference – as per the club’s YouTube – that Max Wober will be available to play for Leeds United on Sunday afternoon against Brentford, despite limping off against Cardiff on Wednesday.

Wober, 24, picked up a knock in the 5-2 win and was replaced on 57 minutes. It came in the Austria star’s first start for the club after joining Salzburg for a fee of £10m – a deal which could reach a fee of £17m if add-ons are met.

It was a blow. Wober was good against Cardiff – and in substitute appearances against Cardiff in the initial tie, and at Aston Villa. But there was doubts that Wober could be missing for Sunday’s game against Brentford at Elland Road.

Marsch spoke in a press conference ahead of this weekend’s press conference and was asked if Wober could be available for Sunday. He said, to the delight of us Leeds fans: “Max Wober will be in the squad, he trained today.”

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Marsch: Wober will be available to play for Leeds against Brentford

A huge boost. Marsch admitted in the week that Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk had all picked up knocks and that is why they were unavailable against Cardiff. He did not mention them in the press conference.

So, it might be that all three are fit. But if Wober is fit and ready to go, you would suggest that he will be given the nod to start on Sunday. He has looked good – and of course, Wober offers versatility in three different positions.

Leeds will be hoping for a much better result than the one they picked up last time out against Brentford. A 5-2 defeat in the Capital. Home advantage, and two solid displays in their last two games will breed confidence.

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