Daniel Farke: You need goals from all over the pitch

Daniel Farke: You need goals from all over the pitch

The boss previews Middlesbrough clash.

Leeds United are back at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, taking on Middlesbrough in a 3pm kick-off.

The Whites will play on home turf for a second time this week, after securing a 3-1 win over Swansea City on Wednesday evening.

Now facing Boro in West Yorkshire, Daniel Farke began his pre-match press conference with an update on the fitness of his squad.

He said: “Sadly, two players are not available for this game. 

“Joe Gelhardt has a little hip problem, he will be out and not in contention for the game tomorrow.

"It’s not a major problem, I think he will just miss this game, it’s a light problem but he’s not in the mix. 

“Also Junior Firpo, he reported some problems with his hamstring after the last game, it’s a strain and he’ll be out for three weeks.”

Crysencio Summerville and Joel Piroe jointly lead the goalscoring charts for Farke’s side so far this season, with seven each. The boss was asked about their impact on the team.

“The most important topic is that you score,” he explained. 

“I spoke about this after the beginning of the season. If you have one striker scoring 35 and the other not, or if you have four strikers shared evenly, I don’t mind. 

“It’s always good to be not predictable, that you have many threats. 

“It’s always crucial that there is not just one main man, it’s good to have this and we’re on a good path in many ways because you need goals from all over the pitch.”