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LUFC Somma suffers setback

Leeds United striker Davide Somma is still struggling to find his full fitness after returning recently following eighteen months out of the game.

Somma made his return in December after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in pre-season in 2011.

The South African international came off the bench against Middlesbrough to make his long awaited return and in his second appearance at Nottingham Forest four days later; he scored his first goal for the club since equalising against Norwich City in February 2011.

Somma started the game with Hull City next time out but he has made just two substitute appearances since and Warnock says he is undergoing rehabilitation at Thorpe Arch.

Speaking at his weekly press conference ahead of the game on Saturday, Warnock said, "He just has to slow down a bit. He maybe wanted to come back more quickly than he should have done and he`s doing more rehab at the moment."

Somma arrived at Elland Road in 2009 and after a successful loan period at League Two side Lincoln City, where he scored 9 goals in 14 appearances he was given his opportunity at Leeds at the start of the following season.

He made his championship debut as a late substitute in the game with Millwall and he marked the occasion with two goals.

Somma went on to score 12 goals in the season despite being used mainly as a substitute and he established himself in the South African national side.

The striker then suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in a pre-season practice game, which ruled him out until December.

The 27-year-old will be desperate to prove to Warnock that he has a future at the club as he goes into the final few months of his current deal at Elland Road.

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Date:Saturday February 9 2013

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