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Fresh Injury Doubts For Leeds Ahead Of Wolves Clash

Leeds United have been rocked with fresh injury doubts ahead of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, with Rodolph Austin and Billy Sharp both suffering from problems, as reported by Adam Pope of BBC Radio Leeds.

Sharp was expected to be involved in the game, with Souleymane Doukara suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season.

However, it now seems as though his inclusion could be thrown into doubt, with head coach Darko Milanic unsure about whether he will be fit for the clash.

Austin has also been consistently involved with the first team since Neil Redfearn’s caretaker spell in charge of the Whites.

He has impressed on a regular basis, but could miss out at the weekend, something that will be a disappointment to Milanic.

It could now be interesting to see how Leeds choose to line up, with one clear first choice player out, one doubtful and an obvious replacement also struggling for fitness.

Leeds United Chase £1.8m Hitman – Reports

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Southampton striker Billy Sharp, with the former Doncaster Rovers star having no place in new manager Ronald Koeman’s plans, as reported by Teamtalk.

The Elland Road club are on the market for a new striker after the departure of the prolific Ross McCormack, who joined Fulham for a reported fee of £11 million after scoring 29 goals for Leeds last season.

Sharp is a talented Championship level striker and joined Southampton in 2012 for £1.8 million, aiding them in getting over the line and securing promotion to the Premier League.

He spent last year on loan at Reading and Doncaster Rovers, scoring six goals in 22 games, but a significant number of those appearances at Reading came from the bench. The year prior, he scored 10 goals in 39 games for an unsettled Nottingham Forest side.

Leeds face Millwall in their first Championship game of the new season on Saturday.