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Leeds United team news: Bielsa has positive news ahead of Reading clash

Marcelo Bielsa has been handed the reward of positive news as Leeds United have no fresh concerns to contend with for their meeting with Reading on Saturday afternoon, as per a match preview by BBC Sport.

Having come off a 1-0 victory against Bristol City last weekend, the Whites will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since their run of seven back in November and December.

Indeed, the fact that \Bielsa does not have to factor in any new injury concerns will be hugely positive and one that could help to keep their aims of achieving promotion to the Premier League via an automatic spot alive.

One man that could be looking to be included in the Argentine’s starting XI for the first time is Jean-Kevin Augustin.

The French forward appears to be being eased into life at Elland Road, with the Leeds chief having only used him in a capacity as a substitute.

The 22-year-old has made just three appearances from the bench so far, totalling just 49 minutes of total action (per WhoScored).

In his limited cameos so far, Augustin has managed an average of one shot per game, which could force Bielsa into making a decision.

One man, though, who will not be featuring for Leeds against Reading is Tyler Roberts as the Wales international continues to remain on the sidelines with a calf injury (BBC Sport).

However, the attacking midfielder’s absence may not be a huge blow to the Whites’ chances of securing a win against the Berkshire-based outfit as they appear to have their number.

Leeds have managed to beat the Royals on the last three occasions when meeting each other in the Championship and did it without conceding a goal as well (BBC Sport).

If they can replicate a similar result on Saturday, they could potentially reduce the deficit between themselves and West Bromwich Albion (result pending) to just one point with a further 12 games left to be played in the Championship.

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