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Report identifies quartet Wolves could be without for Leeds United clash

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Wolves could be unable to call upon four players for their clash with Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday.

That’s according to a report from Leeds Live, who say Jonny, Francisco Trincao, Pedro Neto and Yerson Mosquera could all miss the clash in Yorkshire.

After a slow start to the season, things have recently picked up for Bruno Lage’s side, who have now won their last three league games.

That has seen them climb to tenth in the league table, and they will be looking to build on that against Leeds at the weekend.

However, it seems Wolves could once again be without several players for that game. Providing an injury update on Wolves ahead of the game, Leeds Live have identified a number of players who will be absent for the Midlands club.

Full-back Jonny is expected to return in the new year after a knee ligament injury suffered in April, while striker Pedro Neto is not expected to feature until next Ferbuary after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury of his own in August.

Centre back Mosquera meanwhile, has yet to make his league debut for Wolves after joining this summer. It could be sometime before he does that as well, with a hamstring injury he suffered in the Carabao Cup last month set to keep him out for several months. As a result, those three look certain to be absent from Saturday’s match.

It also remains to be seen whether on-loan Barcelona attacker Trincao will be available to feature, after he tested positive for Covid during the October international break.

This is an interesting one to consider from a Leeds perspective.

On the one hand, Wolves have been coping pretty well in the absence of some of those players in recent weeks, so they ought to still be a threat on Saturday.

However, those absences could rob them of some quality players, and useful strength in depth, which Leeds will no doubt hope to exploit.

With such a busy schedule, these absences will make it harder for Lage to rotate, meaning he could have to use some tired individuals at Elland Road, something Leeds could try to take advantage of, if they have the likes of Raphinha, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford back fresh and ready to make an impact.

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