Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has revealed defender Pascal Struijk will miss the Whites game on Thursday night against Leicester City.
Struijk, who has operated at left-back for the majority of the season for Leeds, has picked up a minor injury that has ruled him out of the game against the Foxes.
Given Leeds need to pick up a result against Leicester after their recent poor run of form, losing Struijk is a blow to their chances.
It will likely mean Spaniard Junior Firpo, who has rarely featured this season for Leeds due to injury, will start in place of Struijk.
However, there is a chance the Dutch defender will be back involved sooner rather than later, with Marsch hopeful he will be available to face Fulham on Sunday afternoon at Elland Road.
“Adam’s [Forshaw] coming back from injury but feeling really good,” said Marsch in his pre-match Leicester City press conference.”Stuart’s [Dallas] still injured and Archie Gray [is still injured].
Pascal [Struijk] picked up a little bit of an injury and won’t be available for Leicester but we’re hopeful that by Sunday he’ll be available so we’ll see how the next few days go.”