With Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw ruled out for Leeds United for the midweek clash against West Bromwich Albion, as we know, we took the win and all three points regardless, but with some doubts as to whether either will return for the Millwall trip, manager Marcelo Bielsa has now confirmed that they have been joined on the sidelines by Jamie Shackleton and Liam Cooper.
???? | #LUFC captain Liam Cooper ruled out for up to 6 weeks with a groin injury, whilst Jamie Shackleton's hamstring injury will keep him sidelined for up to 4 weeks
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 2, 2019
With no strict timeframe for Pablo and Forshaw that I’ve seen, it’s expected that our skipper will be out for around the six week mark, whilst Academy graduate Shackleton is out for the next month.
After injuries holding us back last season, this is the last thing anyone wanted as we continue battling at the top end of the table, and reaction to the news on social media was mixed – a bit of doom allied to a lot of sarcasm – but as one fan pointed out, given we are about to enter another fortnight lull for the October international break, at least that’s two weeks without a fixture that plays to our small advantage here.
This is the Leeds United i fell in love with
— Alexander Toon???????? (@AlexanderToon94) October 2, 2019
— Northern Lifer (@northernlifer) October 2, 2019
That's more like it, Leeds. #lufc
— Marshmello Bielsa ???????? (@LUFCVirginia) October 2, 2019
Only upside is the 2 week international break will reduce the amount of missed matches.
— Chris. (@lufc1371969) October 2, 2019
Hernandez and Forshaw almost back, international break next week. Don't panic
— South Stand Steve (@Champions1969) October 2, 2019
— Alex (@alex_oneill__) October 2, 2019
???? that’s all we need
— Liam Pitts???????? (@liamp7) October 2, 2019
Here we go. Squad stretched already
— Phil M Taylor (@Philtaylor04) October 2, 2019
Another season of injuries. pic.twitter.com/dPhTwBZRtw
— Dan (@DHarrison23) October 2, 2019
And we still beat WBA????????
— Matthew Cleghorn (@mrcmatty) October 2, 2019