Harvey Elliott has labelled the decision to decline Leeds United’s attract have Pascal Struijk’s three-match suspension reduced as’wrong’. Strujik has received a three-match restriction for an obstacle that left Elliott with a dislocated ankle. The 22-year-old was sent off against the Reds for a second-half challenge which forced Elliott to leave the field on a stretcher – although referee Craig Pawson initially failed to award a foul for the deal with.

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Struijk’s appeal has been rejected/ Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

“data-mm-id=”_ e1ndd75s6″> The severity of Elliott’s injury saw Pawson then display a red card, which Leeds appealed against, hoping to reverse the suspension. Nevertheless, Struijk’s appeal has actually been rejected, meaning he’ll be banned for the Whites ‘next three fixtures. In response to the FA’s choice, Elliott required to Instagram to say the following:” Sorry about this Pascal. I believe it’s incorrect! However it’ll soon blow over sibling and you’ll be back in no time smashing it once again-keep positive.” Struijk’s difficulty has actually triggered a lot of discussion over the laws of the game, with many feeling the penalty was unjust on the defender,

while others think the dismissal was right, provided the damage inflicted on the Liverpool star.

Elliott has actually because undergone surgical treatment on the dislocated ankle, while Struijk confessed he was’gutted’ by the occurrence, and made the effort to apologise to the teen.”In today’s game, something took place that I would never wish on anybody! @harveyelliott07, my ideas are with you. I’m gutted and never ever meant for this to happen. I wish you a speedy recovery and wish to see you back on the pitch soon.”

Elliott then reacted, declaring that the dismissal was unfair, which it was all just a’freak accident. ‘”Wasn’t his fault whatsoever! Neither was it a red card, simply a freak mishap, but these things take place in football. I

‘ll be back stronger 100 %. Thanks for all the support. ” The Belgian defender will miss Leeds’two Premier League clashes versus Newcastle United and West Ham United, along with their Carabao Cup connect with Fulham, leaving Marcelo Bielsa exceptionally short of defensive choices.


Elliott’s dislocated ankle needed surgery/ OLI SCARFF/Getty Images The Argentinian manager is already managing an extended squad, with injuries to Diego Llorente and Robin Koch leaving Struijk and Liam Cooper as his only fit senior centre-backs. Struijk’s suspension means Cooper is Bielsa’s sole central defender, which will force the coach to get creative in his services.

Right-back Luke Ayling is most likely to move into the centre-back position, triggering Leeds to have fun with a makeshift backline for some essential components following a challenging start to the new Premier League project.


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