Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo continue to be sidelined for Leeds United and will miss the clash with Southampton tomorrow.
Leeds have been without Phillips for two games due to a calf injury, whilst Rodrigo hasn’t featured sine picking up a groin problem against Leicester.
Both continue to be absent for Marcelo Bielsa.
Phillips hobbled out of Leeds’ 2-0 win against Crystal Palace earlier this month, which forced him out of defeats to Arsenal and Wolves.
Rodrigo’s absence stretches back to the win over Leicester, when he limped off early with a groin injury.
Bielsa has confirmed (via Phil Hay) that neither are fit to play in this Tuesday’s meeting with Southampton, joining Robin Koch and Ian Poveda on the sidelines.
Rodrigo is obviously a miss, but Leeds do have personnel to cover his absence.
That’s not the case for Phillips and, as always, Leeds look considerably weaker without him in the starting XI.
Pascal Struijk and Jamie Shackleton have both played there in recent weeks, with the latter standing up and doing well.
However, he isn’t the same sort of player as Phillips and, given Leeds might well be in a three-man defence against Southampton’s 4-2-2-2, his absence concerns me.
Getting him back into contention ASAP is going to be hugely important for Leeds.