Leeds United manager Daniel Farke has confirmed that in-form winger Crysencio Summerville is available for his side’s midday clash with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town at Elland Road tomorrow.
This update came after comments from Farke emerged this week stating that the Dutchman had been playing whilst on painkillers and with a strapped shoulder due to recent injuries. News of Summerville’s eligibility will come as a massive boost to a Whites side looking to bounce back from a shocking 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City on Wednesday evening.
“It’s not a big problem,” Farke told the media in his pre-match press conference this afternoon.
“He has been struggling with this shoulder injury for a few weeks. Before each training session and game he has to strap it.
“It lasts a while before you don’t feel it. He’s ready for the game, not a big problem.”
Farke also provided further information about the respective recoveries of Junior Firpo, Stuart Dallas and Djed Spence, with only the latter appearing for Leeds this season in any capacity.
“Junior is back in team training, Stuart is doing some individual training, Djed in last stage of his rehab.
“I hope Stuart and Djed can return to team training soon. I hope pretty soon in the next 10-14 days he [Spence] will return to team training.”
Leeds currently sit third in the Championship table, with a victory in tomorrow’s early kick-off being crucial in keeping the pressure on Leicester City and Ipswich Town who occupy the automatic promotion spots above them.