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Leeds United handed boost as Brentford suffer crushing blow ahead of clash

Leeds, in dire need of a win, travel to Griffin Park to play Brentford on Saturday, and injury concerns to the Bees could boost their chances of leaving with all 3 points.

Right-back Henrik Dalsgaard and defensive midfielder Nico Yennaris are both crocked and could miss weekend’s clash.

The Danish fullback suffered a knock that got him withdrawn during the 2-nil win over Birmingham, while the English midfielder couldn’t make the matchday squad having been knocked unconscious against Preston last weekend.

The duo has been integral to manager Dean Smith’s plans this term and Brentford will be a weaker side without them on the field of play.

Smith has expressed worries over their fitness ahead of Leeds’ visit thus: “I’m not sure (of Dalsgaard’s chances). It’s a heel injury but I hope it’s more contact. I’m hopeful for him against Leeds.

“There’s a number of tests that Yennaris has to go and get ticks for. He’s done ball work today and he’ll join the rest of the lads tomorrow.

“If he gets the ticks in the procedure in coming back from the unconscious spell then he’ll be okay for Saturday.”

Leeds are seeking for their 2nd win in 6 games having lost 4 of the last 5, and with Brentford’s chances of having their injured duo fit on time slim, Thomas Christiansen’s men could have an easy game on their hands.