First up came questions regarding Luciano Becchio’s fitness following an injury sustained against Hull City. Neil Warnock said his decision to remove Becchio was precautionary in light of Ross McCormack’s injury and the lack of first-team options he has up front.
Warnock did concede however that Leeds’ Argentinian striker has only taken part in light training today and that he’ll be assessed tomorrow before any decision is made on whether he can feature against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Talk of Becchio’s troubles moved swiftly on to the injury of Ross McCormack, who Neil Warnock revealed may be out for longer than originally expected. It seems the surgeon operating on McCormack tomorrow has taken a second look at the scan of McCormack’s ankle, concluding that the injury could be more severe than first realised and that Leeds may be without him for three months.
Meanwhile, there was praise for Dominic Poleon, Leeds United’s youth team striker who put in an impressive performance against Hull City after replacing Luciano Becchio in the second half. Warnock said Poleon’s ability was never in question, but revealed he’d had talks with the youngster regarding his attitude, adding that a noticeable improvement made him worthy of a first team call-up.
Finally, there was some good news about Davide Somma. Neil Warnock said the South African international is roughly two weeks away from full training and could be back amongst the first team by the end of next month.