I knew I should be worried when he went down on Tuesday night.
However, I didn’t know I’d have to be this worried about it, or that it was to get even worse. Leeds have been dealt with not one, but two serious blows yesterday as it was announced that both captain Liam Cooper and Jamie Shackleton are set to face a long spell on the side-lines.
According to the club website, Cooper sustained a groin injury that will keep him out for up to six weeks, whilst Shackleton will be out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury. Whilst it’s never nice to lose a player, to lose your captain is a different matter entirely, and the news has not gone down the best with the Leeds United fan base, with many of them getting flashbacks to last season.
No depth at centrehalf. Great planning ????????
— darren murray (@Yopsicles) October 3, 2019
Last year having lots of injuries and a small squad played a large part of us not going up. Here we are again with the same problem. Is it really all down to bad luck – or could it be the training regime? Whichever, these latest injuries are hardly going to help us are they?
— Iain Groundwell (@Hauxley1) October 2, 2019
Here we go again. Last year all over again ???? #lufc
— Niall Nelson (@Nialler_4) October 2, 2019
— Screamdelic (@Kinagol22) October 2, 2019
Make that 10 after bielsa makes him play 5 u23 games 1st
— boogie (@Ryansut41183726) October 2, 2019
— StrachanPen (@crajik) October 2, 2019
— dezzafromscarborough (@dezza2542) October 2, 2019
Here we go again
— robbo (@robbolufc) October 2, 2019
With the fans having spent long parts of the summer calling out for a new central defender, it looks as if the decision not to spend any more money in that department could be about to come and bite the club in the backside. Looks like that rather thin squad is about to be stretched a little bit more over the next month or so. Just a good thing that one of those weeks will be taken up by the international break.