Wolves given huge advantage in Leeds United opener with Jesse Marsch confirming he has NINE players out

The latest from the Leeds camp as they prepare to take on Bruno Lage’s Wolves.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been given a huge advantage in their Premier League opener against Leeds United with Whites boss Jesse Marsch confirming that he will be without nine first-team players for the clash.

Leeds go into the game nursing a number of injuries, some from the back end of last season whilst others have been picked up during their pre-season schedule.

TRANSFER POLICY - Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch says majority owner Andrea Radrizzani has come through with all their transfer plans this summer. Pic: Getty

Former Manchester United winger Dan James will also be unavailable through suspension which is a follow on from a red card he received at the back end of last season.

Wolves were dealt with negative injury news of their own with Raul Jimenez picking up a knock in the closing stages of summer but the Marsch’s list is enough to make anyone grateful.

The gold and black haven’t strengthened nearly as much as they would have liked so far in this transfer window but will still feel a result is a must against a threadbare squad in week one.

What has Jesse Marsch said?

“Dan James if we can remember is suspsended one more match so he will be out this weekend.

“Liam Cooper has had an achilles issue from his off season programme in running on a treadmill and it’s taken him a long time to get back into training. This week he’s been back on the pitch doing individual work finally but he will not be available for this weekend.

“Junior Firpo had a scan today and he’s ahead of schedule where we hoped so we can be more aggressive with him but I’d say he is probably still two or three weeks away from being match eligible.

“Adam Forshaw has made really good progress with a little bit of a knee / MCL issue [but remains unavailable].

“Luke Ayling has made a lot of progress after his surgery and is ahead of schedule. We’re hopeful he can be in training in a couple of weeks.

“Luis Sinisterra was on the pitch today and looking very good and getting close and closer to his top speed and is hopefully available for the weekend after [Wolves].

“Stuart Dallas has made really good progress and has had a couple of check ups after the surgery and he’s looking better so that’s a good sign.

“Mateusz Bogusz, he has been working incredibly hard and has also been on the pitch and we’re hopeful in a few weeks he’ll be in team training.

“Dani van den Heuvel, he was in a car accident with the u20s in Holland and it was a pretty severe neck injury where he broke some vertebrae. We were really worried about him, not even as a football injury but as a life situation but he’s showing really good progress, he’s back in the gym but he’s still a couple of months away.”