Leeds United boss Daniel Farke hinted that he is likely to make some changes ahead of a package festive schedule.
Leeds returned from the international break with a lot of players needing to rest before the game against Rotherham last Friday. Thankfully the players were fit enough to start in that game, but after the match a whole host of players had knocks.
Liam Cooper and Georginio Rutter came out of Fridays game with knocks; Pascal Struijk is still a doubt for the Swansea game, and players like Joe Gelhardt and Jamie Shackleton are now being eased into training. Djed Spence also returned from an injury in the last game.
Farke said in Tuesdays press conference that the injury situation and the fitness of the players means that it’s likely he will rotate some in key games:
“Crazy amount of games. Festive period when humans normally take time for their families. Christmas Day we will spend in the hotel because of Boxing Day.”
“Tough period and for that beneficial we turn the pressure and load down in the last break. Important to find good balance between being focused on the work, but whenever there is a chance to put the mental load a little down, to do this because if you burn always from both ends. the candle is soon over. Be fresh when it comes to the crunch period next April and May. Thankful we have any players we can use to handle the load in the upcoming games.”
The Whites host Swansea City on Wednesday night and hope to bounce back after a disappointing draw away to Rotherham United on Friday.