Injury news, and it’s relatively good on the whole. Simon Grayson was cryptically positive about Jonny Howson, saying it could have been worse, though refusing to give specifics and any timeline for our captains return.

Ben Parker is back in training and could take part in a reserve fixture next week after receiving some good news from the specialist.

Finally, Davide Somma has been taking part in some running exercises as he moves towards a return to full training. Simon Grayson stressed how difficult things had been for the South African, who has been a massive loss to Leeds United this season, but revealed he was “keeping his pecker up”.

I’m almost certain that “keeping his pecker up” is not a euphemism for finding comfort in some kind of sexual act, although he is a good looking lad and footballers tend to be the playboy types so if that is the case, please take some precautions Davide! And that doesn’t mean you should be buying party sized boxes of Durex, it means we don’t want to see you aggravating the injury – although the world is over-populated enough, so both pieces of advice are valid.