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Afternoon Leeds-in for 19 November: Izzy Brown’s recovery already ahead of schedule

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Izzy Brown played 45 minutes in the U23 match last week, which, according to Carlos Corberan, is already ahead of schedule.

Corberan said:

He came from a long-term injury so of course we aren’t watching the right Izzy Brown yet. He needs time but the positive thing is that in his first game he was ready to play 45 minutes. We only had it in mind for him to play 30 minutes but it showed good motivation to extend the time he played.

We saw something about his character which I think is positive. We hope we can help with Under-23s minutes and make him ready for the first team. This is the big positive.

Of course, the thing most people will remember about the match is the injury to Jamal Blackman, but Izzy Brown’s road to recovery might have the biggest long-term impact to Leeds.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

There is a growing campaign among fans to rename the East Stand of Elland Road after Howard Wilkinson. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

England beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley. []

Sunderland drew 1-1 with Wycombe. [Roker Report]

Norwich City U23s lost 0-3 to Athletic Bilbao U23s. [Inside Athletic]

World Football Links

Mexico qualify for the U20 World Cup. [FMF State of Mind]

Xolos will reportedly name FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja to the hot seat in Tijuana. [FMF State of Mind]

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira a doubt to play against SPAL after picking up a knock during training. [Black & White & Read All Over]

AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini agent is reportedly “open” to offers from the Premier League. [Chiesa di Totti]

AC Milan are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Gary Cahill as defensive cover. [AC Milan Offside]