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Morning Leeds-in for 3 April: Leeds missing seven first team players for Fulham

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So the injury list is piling up for Leeds.

It’s bad enough that Luke Ayling hasn’t been available since New Year’s Day, but to add insult to the injury list, captain Liam Cooper and midfielder Adam Forshaw are looking likely to be out against Fulham.

Leeds have been missing key players through injury and suspension during calendar year 2018, and those that have been injured are taking awhile to recover. Kemar Roofe has been out for weeks, Tyler Roberts, who came in January, hasn’t played yet, and Laurens De Bock is unavailable through injury (although, to be fair, that might not be a bad thing).

So a less than 100% Leeds team will be taking on a Fulham team that hasn’t lost in months. Great.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Watch Paul Heckingbottom’s pre-Fulham press conference in full. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Q&A with SB Nation’s Fulham blog before tonight’s match. [Through It All Together]

An interview with Caleb Ekuban. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Ian Wright thinks that Alan Pardew will have trouble managing again after leaving West Bromwich Albion yesterday. [BBC.com]

Cardiff City scored late on to rescue a draw against Sheffield United. [Sky Sports]

A look at the designs for the new Everton Stadium. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is focused on his international career and hoping to keep Jamaica in the top 50 in FIFA rankings. Blake would be eligible for a UK work permit if Jamaica stays at its current level of 49, and he’s attracted interest from the Premier League in the past. [Concacaf.com]

Olympiacos players were fined €400,000 and told to “go on holiday” by their owner Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest. [BBC.com]

A ranking of the most intense derbies worldwide. [Planet Football]