Latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as Leeds have major injury concerns ahead of their final day match with Tottenham
Leeds United boss Sam Allardyce will be sweating on the fitness of Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford ahead of their final-day clash with Tottenham at Elland Road.
The Whites could have taken a huge step towards survival on Sunday had they won at West Ham. As it is, they lost 3-1 at the London Stadium – and potentially lost two key players in the process.
Leicester City are currently a point worse off than Leeds but have a game more to play than their relegation rivals, so will be looking for the Yorkshire side to slip-up against Spurs.
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And Leeds manager Allardyce revealed after defeat in London that both goalscorer Rodrigo and Bamford had problems.
“Both of them are struggling,” he said. “Rodrigo with plantar fasciitis and [Patrick] Bamford with a hamstring.”
And Allardyce warned he could have to change the system he plays against Spurs if he is missing his main goal threat. He explained: “It depends on the injuries to Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford. If both miss, based on what we do up front after that, it’s a big ask.
“That is fact. I can’t hide the fact, who am I going to play up front with those two missing? We might have to change the system.”
Allardyce then explained Rodrigo was forced to stay on at West Ham as he had no suitable replacement on the bench. “We had to [keep him on],” he added. “We were always in the game, so we couldn’t take him off. Who could replace him? We didn’t have a centre-forward to replace him.”
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