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LUFC Becchio forced off with back injury

Leading goalscorer Luciano Becchio was forced off at half time with a back injury in the home win over Scunthorpe United.

With Leeds already three goals to the good and with a difficult run of fixtures coming up boss Simon Grayson took no chances with Becchio who has already found the net on thirteen occasions this season.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "Luciano had a bit of a stiff back so we took him off at half time."

With an important run of fixtures coming up that includes the FA Cup replay with Arsenal on Wednesday, Leeds will be hoping it is nothing more than just a stiff back.

Leeds then return to Championship action and face three away games out of their next four with trips to Portsmouth, Hull City and Bristol City, with only a home Championship game with Coventry City to look forward to over the next month.

If Becchio is ruled out it could give a chance to Billy Paynter and Ross McCormack who are still looking for their first competitive goals in a Leeds shirt.

Paynter replaced Becchio today and came very close on to see his shot it his own team mate Davide Somma on the line.

Somma will also be hoping for a return to the starting line up after coming off the bench to score his eighth goal in just fourteen appearances this season with only eight appearances being from the start.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 15 2011

Time: 8:39PM

Your Comments

Another player I have put the mockers on since putting him in my fantasy team. I hope its nothing serious.
dazza71
Seemed to be precautionary, sat on the bench for the 2nd half
Tiny T
I hope Becchio is alright for Arsenal game, and league too lets hope it's only precautionary...He's a workhorse who would be missed hopefully it's nothing serious...
iwa
We shouldn't risk him in midweek, about time Paynter and McCormack found their scoring boots.
King Billy
I would prefer players who already know where their scoring boots are Billy - this is Arsenal not Yeovil - we cant afford players who are not performing to be on the pitch
simonfire1
 

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