Daniel Farke injury update: Rutter ‘back to 100 per cent’ and Spence available for selection against Swansea

Leeds United forward Georginio Rutter (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Leeds United have no new injury developments to report ahead of Wednesday night’s Championship clash with Swansea City, says Whites manager Daniel Farke.

In what will come as a welcome boost to his side’s chances against the Swans, this season’s star forward Georginio Rutter is understood to be “back to 100 per cent” after being withdrawn early in last Friday’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham, presumably to manage the Frenchman’s minutes after he picked up an abdominal strain on international duty with France’s Under-21s.

Right-back Djed Spence, currently on loan from Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur, also has a strong possibility of featuring in Farke’s starting XI for the first time this term having only made a brief cameo off the bench so far this season before being injured.

Centre-back and club captain Liam Cooper, also withdrawn early in Friday’s clash with the Millers, is also available for selection – with Farke saying that the Scottish international was suffering with a bit of cramp in last week’s Yorkshire derby.

Defenders Pascal Struijk and Sam Byram, both of who have been recovering from respective injuries in recent weeks, are also in contention for a start. Struijk, rather surprisingly, made a substitute appearances in the contest against Rotherham – despite recently undergoing surgery for a hernia.

The only injury of note in the squad is that of Stuart Dallas, who has been absent from the side since breaking his leg in a match against Manchester City in April of 2022.

Dallas has however since made a return to training with the full team but is yet to make a return to competitive action, with the West Yorkshire club understandably keen to manage his minutes as his recovery continues.

Whilst Friday’s draw did see the Whites unbeaten run continue to four games, Farke will be hoping for a return to winning ways from his side in front of a passionate home crowd when the Swans visit Elland Road tomorrow evening.

And, with essentially a full-strength squad at his disposal, there is no reason that the German won’t be able to steer his side to another three points and further increase the pressure on the two sides above them in the table – Ipswich Town and Leicester City – in the process.

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