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Jesse Marsch confirms major triple Leeds United boost ahead of Southampton trip

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Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has confirmed that winger Luis Sinisterra, captain Liam Cooper midfielder Adam Forshaw are available for Saturday’s game with Southampton.

The Whites travel to the South Coast this weekend looking to make it two wins from two in the Premier League, as they face Southampton away from home.

Injuries are a key topic for Jesse Marsch ahead of the second game of the season, but it’s positive news for the American this week.

Luis Sinisterra was absent from Leeds’ first game of the season as he continued to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained in a pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace.

It was revealed by the Leeds boss last week that he was expected to be in full training this week ahead of the Saints clash.

Marsch has now confirmed in his pre-match press conference (via Leeds United’s Twitter) that Sinisterra is set to be available for the match, along with club captain Liam Cooper, and midfielder Adam Forshaw:

Cooper was said to have an achilles issue from pre-season gym work, while Forshaw had a problem with his knee in the same match as Sinisterra.

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Having a new £21million player available for the trip to Southampton is exciting news, and makes for very good depth.

Not only that, but having Cooper back in the squad for the weekend will be huge too, just for his leadership.

Forshaw’s presence will be good for the midfield too, seeing that Marc Roca struggled to keep up with the pace on his Premier League debut, as he tired in the second half.

All in all, this is a very important boost for the side going into another game that we will want to win.

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