Today’s press conference confirmed the absence of several first team players going into tomorrow’s tough test against Barnsley.
Stuart Dallas is said to have exacerbated an injury that he’d originally sustained during the international break, whilst Pierre-Michel Lasogga has recovered from his illness but unfortunately, the German has picked up an injury in training.
However, two players who will once again miss out on a place in the eighteen are Mateusz Klich and Pawel Cibicki.
The pair were acquired by the Whites in the summer but have failed to make a lasting impression on head coach, Thomas Christiansen.
Klich has taken to social media recently to express his frustration at the lack of game time he’s been given since joining the Yorkshiremen, and the Polish international has once again taken to Twitter today after it was confirmed that both he and Cibicki (who liked the tweet) wouldn’t travel to Oakwell tomorrow.
— Mateusz Klich (@Cli5hy) November 24, 2017
Whether this is down to the false promises they were offered prior to their move to England or if the player’s attitude is preventing them being involved in the first team, if this kind of mood is present amongst the other players in the team then it could be having a major effect on their performances.
Leeds were quickly brought back down to earth on Tuesday against a clinical Wolves side, but Christiansen admitted that he took away positives from the heavy 4-1 defeat.
TC: “I was disappointed with the result at Wolves but I took a lot of positives.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) November 24, 2017
Wolves were under pressure from the start of the second half following Ezgjan Alioski’s reply and had Ronaldo Vieira stayed on the pitch, then it could have been a very different story.
A bogey match at Oakwell awaits the Whites and the players will be keen to avoid a repeat of Tuesday night if they are to ease the pressure on their already under-fire head coach.