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Leeds handed boost as Barnsley suffer crushing blow ahead of clash

Having suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night, Leeds will attempt to bounce back when they play Barnsley on Saturday.

Despite being 6 points and 7 places behind the Whites on the Championship log, the Super Reds have lost a game less.

They have been defeated just twice in their last 9 games – an impressive return when compared to Leeds’ 7 losses within the same number of games.

Barnsley will prove hard to beat at home for Thomas Christiansen’s men, but Leeds could be boosted by the injury to the hosts’ highest goalscorer Tom Bradshaw.

The striker, who has 6 goals thus far, was involved in a car accident on Wednesday night, and despite sustaining no injuries, he missed Thursday’s training.

Bradshaw is likely to miss the Leeds game, although manager Paul Heckingbottom claimed during the pre-match conference: “Bradders was involved in a car accident last (Wednesday) night, so he is going to miss training, but hopefully he will be alright.

“It was a nasty one and his car was written off. He has got a bruised back and things like that, so he won’t be training today.

“But he is adamant that he will be alright (for Saturday). Sometimes, the stiffness and soreness comes the day after, but hopefully he will be ok.”

Having their most lethal goal threat sit out of the clash will be a huge blow for the Oakwell Stadium outfit, but it could prove key to Leeds’ chances of leaving with a point or all 3.