Confirmed: Leeds first-team injury. After Bristol City clash

Daniel Farke

Confirmed: Leeds first-team injury. After Bristol City clash

Daniel Farke

Another first-team injury for Leeds is confirmed, making the pair questionable for the Bristol City game.

The Whites defeated QPR 1-0 on Wednesday (4 October) at Elland Road to avenge their loss to Southampton, but manager Daniel Farke delivered some dismal news following the game.

When asked why summer signing Anthony was taken off after 65 minutes despite a strong performance and why utility player Shackleton wasn’t in the team, the manager explained that both decisions were made due to injuries.

Farke was quoted by Leeds-Live as saying, “Unfortunately, he [Shackleton] got a little knock on his shoulder yesterday in training.”


“He had some shoulder issues in the past; it was too uncomfortable and sore for him to participate tonight, which is why he wasn’t with us today.


In the second half, “he [Anthony] also rolled his ankle a little bit and felt some pain and didn’t want to risk too much,” the source continued. That was the explanation for why I replaced him after 60 or 65 minutes.


Anthony’s absence from the game might be a serious blow with Wilfried Gnonto already sidelined with an injury for the foreseeable future in the attack and Patrick Bamford possibly facing a suspension for his dive in the win over QPR.


The winger has impressed with substitute appearances since joining from Bournemouth in the dying minutes of deadline day, and he was finally rewarded for his strong play with a start.

Although he performed admirably, the injury may ultimately cause him to lose his starting position, which would be unfortunate given the attributes he gives to the team.


Shackleton, on the other hand, may not appear to be the best player individually, but Farke has definitely taken a shine to him as seen by the fact that he has started the bulk of games this season in a variety of positions.

It’s never a smart idea to leave such versatility out of the match-day squad, and given his recent performance, it will be a setback if we can’t use him even if it’s from the bench.






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