Marsch excited by returning duo

Jesse Marsch

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch says he’s excited to have Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper back available for selection ahead of Friday night’s Premier League clash at Wolves (Wolves 23/20, draw 5/2, Leeds 13/5 – Match Betting).

Phillips and Cooper have both been sidelined since the 2-2 draw against Brentford on December 5 but could play a role at Molineux.

New manager Marsch has been delighted to see the pair training with the first-team and is looking forward to the duo being back in competitive action.

“He (Phillips) had a really really strong training session yesterday, really strong, as did Liam, played with intensity, played with the ideas that we are trying to implement with and without the ball so I am excited,” Marsch said.

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“I am just really excited to get him on the pitch and so we are obviously getting closer and closer with both.”

Leeds (6/4 To Be Relegated) secured a valuable three points last time out with a last-gasp winner from Joe Gelhardt to earn a 2-1 win over Norwich City at Elland Road.

Patrick Bamford played the first-half of the game before being taken off at half-time. Marsch has confirmed there has been no injury set-back for the England international and he will be fit for the game at Molineux.

As for Wolves (15/2 Top 6 Finish), they will have to do without forward Pedro Neto due to a foot injury, while defenders Nelson Semedo and Ki-Jana Hoever are also sidelined.

In more positive news for manager Bruno Lage, as his side push for a top-six finish this season, Hwang Hee-chan is fit to take on the Whites.

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