Leeds United face another relegation six pointer as they welcome Nottingham Forest to west Yorkshire, knowing that defeat would leave them inching closer to the drop zone.
Despite a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal in their first game back after the international break, the Elland Road outfit are not in the bottom three yet, and though they sit 17th they are just two points behind 13th placed Wolves in a congested bottom half of the Premier League.
Their opponents, Nottingham Forest, sit just a point ahead of Javi Gracia’s side, and a win would propel the Yorkshire side up the table and well away from danger, though defeat would serve to increase their jeopardy at the bottom.
Here’s all the latest team news from Elland Road, and how we expect Leeds to line up.
Tyler Adams is a doubt to play again this season. The Leeds United captain, was forced to pull out of international duty with a hamstring injury that he picked up in a training session before their win over Wolves, and a complication has left him needing to undergo surgery, which the Athletic report will ‘rule him out of a longer stretch of the Premier League run-in’.
Meanwhile, both Willy Gnonto and Max Wober are major doubts for the game after picking up injuries in the international break, with Javi Gracia putting no timeframe on their recovery ahead of Saturday’s defeat to Arsenal.
Gnonto picked up what appeared to be an ankle injury during Italy’s clash with Malta, while January addition and new defensive stalwart Maximilian Wober pulled his hamstring while on duty with Austria, forcing him to return to Elland Road early.
‘I’m sorry, but I cannot clarify because I don’t know”, Gracia explained. “What I know is they’re out for this game. I think it will be more time, one week more, two weeks; it depends on their evolution.”
Additionally, Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw will be absent from the relegation six-pointer, leaving Gracia with few options to change his side too much from that which tasted defeat in north London over the weekend.