Leeds United coach Daniel Farke said some of the players that featured during the international break may not be ready to play against Rotherham United this weekend.
This comes after the German coach announced the return of Djed Spence and that Georginio Rutter is a doubt for the game. When asked why some of the Leeds players won’t be available on Friday, Farke said the fixture is too close for them to be at full capacity:
“There are a few who can’t train at all. the players who had minutes yesterday are still travelling and will be with us tomorrow but it will be a little recovery session. I can’t send them after they’ve played into a normal session, it’s not possible, that much load. I’m not a friend of Friday night games, it should be Saturday afternoon, but the rules are how they are.”
The German also added that since some of them won’t even be able to train days before Friday, it would be a huge risk to play them for 90 minutes against Rotherham:
“I have to because i can’t afford to leave players out. There will be late calls, it’s difficult. They have been travelling around the world and sometimes they have important games for their nation and they come back, straight away we travel again. It’s difficult from the mental side. The first game after a break is always tricky, we have to be smart.”
The Whites are away to Rotherham as they look to continue their push for Premier League promotion.