Leeds have problems ahead of Brentford game

Stuart Dallas could play against his former club

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed defender Barry Douglas will miss Saturday’s game against Brentford.

Douglas was forced out of Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Hull due to a hamstring injury, but Bielsa hopes the left-back will not be sidelined for long.

“I think he will be available to play after the international break, but I couldn’t assure you of that,” Bielsa said.

The absence of Douglas, 29, an ever-present for Leeds in the Championship this season, will further stretch Bielsa’s resources.

Leeds will still be without strikers Kemar Roofe (calf) and Patrick Bamford (knee), plus midfielder Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) and defender Gaetano Berardi (knee) for Brentford’s visit to Elland Road.

Ex-Bees star Stuart Dallas, who has not started a league game this season, could feature against his former club.

“It’s a difficulty not to have all the players available,” Bielsa said. “We have the solution of Dallas and he played an important role before Douglas arrived.

“We also have Tom Pearce. Without minimising the impact of Douglas we always try to find solutions.

“We have more absences than we thought. I always think that on average, four players would be missing for each game.

“Now we are above this average. But I have a lot of respect for the work done by the academy and they are covering the absences of experienced players.”