Leeds V Hull at Elland Road : Match Preview

21 December 2017
Leeds sweating over Pierre-Michel Lasogga fitness

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen will hope striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga is fit for the visit of Hull.

The German has missed the last six matches with a calf problem and, although he returned to training last week, he was not considered for the win at Norwich. A further week's recovery could put him in contention for a return to the squad.

Pablo Hernandez returned as a late substitute in that game after a hamstring problem but the form of Pawel Cibicki in his absence may mean he has to settle for a place on the bench again.

Forward Caleb Ekuban has a broken bone in his foot which is likely to sideline him for another month.

A lengthy injury list continues to trouble Hull boss Nigel Adkins.

Midfielders David Meyler, Kevin Stewart and Marcus Henriksen, and striker Fraizer Campbell all missed last weekend's defeat at Cardiff and doubts remain over whether all four will be fit to return.

Adkins did get defender Max Clark back for that game, although he was an unused substitute and may have to settle for a similar role at Elland Road.

On a more positive note striker Abel Hernandez has begun outdoor training after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in August, but he is not likely to be involved until next month.