Jesse Marsch issues encouraging fitness update on several Leeds United players


It seems that Leeds United could soon get a welcome boost in terms of the options available to Jesse Marsch.

It comes after the Whites head coach revealed that a number of senior players are close to making a return to training.

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Leeds went without a number of senior players in their FA Cup fourth round tie with Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Crysencio Summerville were all long-term absentees for the Elland Road side, who also had several others unavailable in Lancashire.

While Wilfried Gnonto was suspended, Tyler Adams, Pascal Struijk and Liam Cooper were all also absent due to fitness reasons.

Now, however, it would seem that the majority of those individuals could be back in action in the not too distant future.

Providing an update on the fitness of those players who missed out on the club’s latest FA Cup win after that game at Accrington, Marsch told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I think Liam and Cree will train tomorrow. Tyler and Pascal may need one more day and then everyone else looks fit and strong, except Stuart, and Adam is also close.

“We’re getting healthy and strong and we’re equipping ourselves with some quality, so it’s a good feeling at the moment. Not only that, we perform well match after match after match. I feel we are starting to gain momentum.”

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This is undoubtedly good news for those of a Leeds United persuasion.

It cannot be denied that there were a number of key, influential individuals absent from that trip to Accrington on Saturday who have the ability to make a useful impact in the Premier League.

As a result, it will be a boost for the club to have those players back on call as their focus turns back to the priority of maintaining their top-flight status.

Indeed, with players returning to fitness and new signings coming in, as well as recent performances, there are reasons for optimism at the club at the moment.