Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa provides double injury update after Middlesbrough win

Marcelo Bielsa has provided a double injury update after Leeds' win away at Middlesbrough.

The Whites have kept up the pressure on West Brom at the top of the Championship with their 1-0 win on Teesside.

Leeds managed to take the three points without Kalvin Phillips and January addition Jean-Kevin Augustin in the squad at all through injury.

And Bielsa was quizzed on the duo after his side's narrow victory this evening, starting with Phillips.

"He [Phillips] has an evaluation today in the morning," he said.

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"He wasn’t 100 per cent to play. Yesterday we thought he would play and today it was impossible."

Asked if either player would be fit for Saturday, Bielsa added: "Not Augustin.

"Kalvin, I don’t know. Probably, but don’t want to make the same mistake of saying he will play.

"Augustin has a muscular problem in his hamstring."

Leeds have now won three on the bounce in the league to get their promotion push back on track.

Bielsa's side sit four points behind league-leaders West Brom.

But the gap to third-placed Fulham remains five points after their late win against Swansea this evening.

"What I could say about the performance of the team was what I said before, but I am going to repeat," Bielsa continued when asked about his side's form.

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"I think we attacked very well. We adapted very well to all the different moments of the match.

"We could resolve well the absence of Phillips. We were a compact team.

"Today was a match if we lost some focus or didn’t keep the motivation or intensity, we may have risked the match."

Leeds take on Hull on Saturday, while West Brom host Wigan at the Hawthorns.

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