According to the club’s YouTube channel, Daniel Farke announced at the press conference on Tuesday that Leo Hjelde of Leeds United is once again available for selection after returning from international duty with an achilles injury.
Hjelde, 20, played for Norway’s U21 team during the break, including 90 minutes against Italy in Norway’s second October match. He visited Elland Road last week with a problem.
In the season’s first game, the ex-Celtic player started on the left side of defense but was replaced at halftime. Since then, he hasn’t participated in league play and hasn’t made the team since September.
He was a question mark for the trip to Carrow Road, according to Farke, who revealed so before Saturday’s 3-2 victory against Norwich. However, the Leeds manager has now declared that Hjelde is available to play ahead of Stoke on Wednesday.
“Leo helped me improve. He’s all set to depart. On Saturday, all of the guys came through. Dallas and Spence are injured, while everyone else is participating in team practice, according to Leeds’ YouTube.
Hjelde might be back to full health, but there is a good chance he won’t play against Stoke. Even Charlie Cresswell is currently having trouble making the team because Liam Cooper was chosen ahead of him.
On the left wing, Sam Byram is the preferred option, and Jamie Shackleton is a backup. Stuart Dallas, Junior Firpo, and Djed Spence, all of whom can play full-back, are nearing a recovery from their injuries.
Therefore, even if Hjelde is healthy, it is unlikely that he will join the matchday squad anytime soon. Instead, it’s probable that he may play for the 21s before he is let go in January. perhaps going on loan from the team.