Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is back in contention following a suspension, ready for the visit of Hull City on Tuesday evening.

The Whites are currently sat in second place, looking to extend their impressive winning run.

Leeds are two points behind the Championship leaders West Brom after winning their last six league games.

The return of Phillips is a huge boost to Marcelo Bielsa’s side, after the defensive midfielder missed Saturday’s win away to Huddersfield Town.

The 24-year-old has featured 21 times so far this campaign, cementing his place as one of the first names on the team sheet.

Leeds will be without Liam Cooper for the visit of Hull though, as he is sidelined with a calf injury, as reported by BBC Sport.

Cooper has made 17 appearances this season, with his last outing coming in a comfortable 4-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Leeds will be looking to avenge their last meeting with Hull, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Tuesday’s opponents in their final outing of 2018.

A defeat would not only end their winning streak, it would also mark the first time that the Whites have lost back-to-back meetings with the Tigers since 2012.

Leeds haven’t lost in their last nine league fixtures though, conceding just three times during that period and winning on seven occasions.

Key to the current form of Bielsa’s side has been the strength of their defence, keeping three clean sheets in a row.

Up the other end of the field, Leeds top scorer Patrick Bamford has also played a pivotal role so far this season, with the Whites winning every game in which the forward has scored in.

Bielsa will be hoping Bamford can continue that run and ensure that his side stay in touch with the Championship leaders, as they aim to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.


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