First outings planned for two former Leeds United players

Tyler Adams, who signed a permanent deal with Bournemouth this summer, and Jack Harrison, who departed on loan for Everton this summer, have both been out with injuries.

Leeds United saw a total of 18 players leave the club either on loan or permanent deals this summer as relegation from the Premier League meant that a widescale turnover was inevitable. The vast majority of these players have been able to contribute for their new sides on the pitch, but two players were nursing injuries when their moves away were confirmed and have so far been unable to feature for their new clubs.

A hamstring injury meant that Tyler Adams missed Leeds’ relegation run-in, with the USMNT skipper’s last action coming on March 11, when he played all 90 minutes in Leeds’ 2-2 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion. This injury didn’t prevent Bournemouth from sealing a £23million move for the 24-year-old in the summer, but he has so far not been able to feature for the Cherries.

It now looks like Adams is closing in on his return, with Cherries head coach Andoni Iraola confirming he could feature in the squad for his side’s EFL Cup clash against Stoke City. “If he trains well today, maybe we could put Tyler in the squad,” Iraola said.

“I think he is doing really well. He wants to help and we have to take the decision after today’s training.

“But I think and I hope he is available, at least to be with us on the bench.

Jack Harrison was able to play a part in Leeds’ final game, but his preseason was cut short by a hip injury. The 26-year-old signed a season-long loan agreement with Everton in August, and after playing for 45 minutes in the U21s’ win against Norwich City the previous week, he could play in the cup this evening as Everton takes on Aston Villa.

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