Sam Byram will miss tomorrow’s trip to Watford after picking up a hamstring injury in Leeds’ 1-0 defeat away to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

The highly-rated 20-year-old defender pulled up in the dying minute at Wigan and looked to be in clear discomfort. The home side put the ball out of play so Sam could receive treatment, but the youngster managed to get to his feet allowing the game to complete without stoppage.

Byram only made his début at the start of last season but has already recorded 80 appearances for Leeds, despite missing pre-season training and the start of the 2013-14 campaign with a hip injury.

In other news, Brian McDermott was asked whether tomorrow would be his final game as manager of Leeds United in today’s press conference, responding in typically dignified fashion to the gathered media by saying “if it is, let’s hope it’s a win.”

The future of Leeds United’s manager has been a big talking point since Massimo Cellino won his appeal against The Football League. Cellino fired McDermott back in January, but the relationship between the two seems to have improved considerably since then.

“As a manager you know every game could be your last. The only thing for me is we put on a performance and try to win.”

Other comments from McDermott seem to suggest he’s already accepted his fate, telling the Yorkshire Evening Post that he’ll come back and support the club when he’s not a manager “it’s a fantastic club and I’m a Leeds fan now.”

Meanwhile, Massimo Cellino flew into the UK today,but not before sacking his 36th Cagliari manager. The Italian side have struggled for form recently, losing their last five consecutive Serie A games with uncertainty surrounding their own future mirroring the situation Leeds United have been in for months.

McDermott pre-Watford