Whites off colour ahead of Watford’s Elland Road visit

First published in Sport

THE build-up to Leeds United’s home clash with Watford in the npower Championship has been undermined by a sickness bug.

Manager Neil Warnock will be forced to delay finalising his plans for tomorrow’s Elland Road fixture after the illness swept through the camp.

Several squad members were feeling the effects of the problem before and during the 1-0 midweek reverse at Burnley.

Warnock said: “We’ve had a bug this week so we’ll see what’s developing.

“We’ve had one or two lads down and we’ll have to leave it until nearer the time. There were three at Burnley. We thought it was something they ate at first.”

As well as the players suffering with sickness, defender Adam Drury is doubtful with a knock.

Fellow defender Tom Lees could be ruled out for a fortnight with the eye injury he picked up at Brighton last Friday.

Warnock said: “Tom caught a finger in the eye and suffered with his vision, and it will take a couple of weeks for it to heal properly.”

Meanwhile, whatever side the Whites field tomorrow, Warnock is calling for his players to be more clinical in front of goal.

After seeing his side miss chances to salvage at least a point at Turf Moor, Warnock said: “You can’t waste the chances we did and win games. It’s very disappointing to say the least. We had some great opportunities, and we should have won the game.”

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