Davide-SommaDavide Somma could make his return to the Leeds United first team this weekend after battling back from an anterior cruciate ligament injury which has kept him sidelined for the best part of two seasons.

The South African striker returned to training two weeks ago and has since featured for Leeds United’s reserve side. He was also part of a Lorimer’s Bar event last night which included Ross McCormack and Paul Green alongside other members of the Leeds United first team.

Somma burst onto the scene at the start of the 2010-11 season, scoring 4 goals in his first 4 appearances for the club. Finishing the latter part of the season with 12 goals to his name and a reputation as something of a super-sub following a string of vital goals from the bench, big things were expected of the striker in 2011-12.

However, an injury sustained in pre-season training – first expected to keep him sidelined for six months – was followed by a string of complications which have resulted in the striker making only 2 appearances since.

Somma’s return from injury comes at a time when The Whites have been struggling for options up front, and while it remains to be seen whether Somma is as sharp and effective as he was previously, Neil Redfearn may consider him a risk worth taking ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s visit this weekend.