LEEDS United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has been handed a triple boost ahead of his side's return to action tomorrow.

United travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship lunchtime kick-off.

The international break has also given Bielsa's squad a chance to regroup and recover, as he welcomes back Gaetano Berardi, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe for the clash.

A win tomorrow would, at least temporarily, see third-placed Leeds return to the top, after they relinquished their place at the summit following their 1-1 draw at home to Brentford in their last league game on October 6.

But Leeds have also had a triple injury blow, with Luke Ayling, Barry Douglas and Jack Harrison all missing the game with Tony Mowbray's men.

Bielsa said his squad has benefitted from the break and was also full of praise for Rovers.

He said: “We had a group of players who needed to get some rest, the other group needed the opposite thing and the third group were the international players which we now have back with us,” said Bielsa.

“Gaetano Berardi, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe will all be available for Saturday’s game.

“We also have some players who will miss the game, though, Luke Ayling, Barry Douglas and Jack Harrison are unavailable.

“Jack has a muscular injury, it is not a serious injury because he will be back with us next week, but it will prevent him from playing in the next two games.

“We always seem to have an average of four or five players missing, but the three players coming back are important for us.

“Blackburn are an opponent with experience and it won’t be easy to play against them.

“They have a good balance between individual skills and being competitive.”

Meanwhile, Leeds captain Liam Cooper said his side is raring to return to action on Saturday.

The Whites head to Ewood Park undefeated in their last three matches prior to the October international break.

Cooper said: “We’re looking forward to the game now.

"We didn’t have a great month by our standards, there were not enough points accumulated, but we will go again at Blackburn and hopefully we can get a positive result.

“I think we’ve performed well in 70 to 80 per cent of the games, but we can always improve, as I said we didn’t get enough points previously and we will be looking to put that right in the period until the next international break.

“We have a few lads back and it is nice to see their faces back on the training pitch, there is real competition for places and that is how it should be at this club.

“Ewood Park is always a hard place to go, it is an early kick-off and we are taking 7,500-8,000 fans, they always travel in their numbers and are always great for us, hopefully we can put on a Leeds display and a proper Leeds performance and that should be enough to get us the three points.”