On what was a brilliant night for Jesse Marsch and Leeds United, the only blot on a 5-2 FA Cup victory will have been the sight of signing Max Wober picking up an injury – but Marsch says Wober has told him it does not feel too bad.
Wober, 24, was handed his first start for Leeds on Wednesday night after making substitute outings against Villa, and in the first clash against Cardiff earlier this month. He partnered Diego Llorente in the middle of the Leeds defence.
But just before the hour mark, Austria international Wober called over to the bench to take him off. It looked as if the ex-Salzburg and Ajax man was clutching a hamstring. A worrying sign, given his impressive outings since joining.
Marsch spoke on Wober in his post-match press conference – as per Leeds Live – when asked about an injury update. He says that Wober has spoken to his manager about it: “I asked him and he said he does not think it’s too bad.”
Marsch says Leeds ace Wober has told him injury does not feel too bad
Wober has shown in his first three outings that he is going to be a crucial player for Leeds. Not least because of his quality, whether that be as a leader, in possession or his work rate. But because he offers massive versatility for Leeds.
So, Leeds need to keep him fit. Whether he starts against Brentford, remains to be seen. Marsch said in his presser that Leeds defenders Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk and Liam Cooper all have knocks. So, Leeds will be hoping Wober is fit.
Leeds return to Premier League action as they search for a first League win since November 5. They play host to in-form Brentford on Sunday afternoon – a chance to pick up three points, but against a side that has proved tricky.