Leeds United will face Reading in their next Championship game on Saturday at Elland Road.
The Whites are heading into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against Bristol City. They are still four points behind West Brom, but could extend their lead with Fulham should they win today.
The Cottagers drew 1-1 against Derby County on Friday, and Leeds have a good chance to extend their lead to five points over them.
Phil Hay of The Athletic has confirmed on Twitter that the FA haven’t given any verdict on Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla which means he is expected to play the game against the Royals.
Hay adds that all the evidence have been submitted, and that everyone is waiting for the final verdict. Many Leeds United fans have responded to his tweet to share their reaction. Here are some of the selected tweets:
yes, all evidence has been given. Just waiting for a decision.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 22, 2020
Another big day then. I guess they all are now
— Damien Tobin (@damientobin) February 22, 2020
By the time we reach the international break, I think Fulham will be out of the picture. 2 from WBA, us, Brentford & Forest. With that as the order of likelihood.
— David (@Woolytweets) February 22, 2020
Is there anything to read into the fact that there is no verdict yet Phil? Ie do they need more time to decide? Do they need more evidence? Have they decided but no announcement?
— Hironeogeo (@Hironeogeo) February 22, 2020
Back in our own hands again. Win today and Twitter will be a lovely place
— Sean Harrison (@SeanHarrison4) February 22, 2020
Either that or the longer the FA/EFL clutch at straws to find a charge somewhere that sticks
— Jimmy Goodchild (@JimmygoodersDJ) February 22, 2020
The Spanish goalkeeper was accused of racially discriminating against Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko during the Addicks’ 1-0 win in September.
Phil Hay of The Athletic claimed last week that the Spanish goalkeeper is expected to face a six-game ban should be found guilty. However, it can be increased up to 12 matches under the new FA rules.
The governing body claimed that Casilla “used abusive and/or insulting words” towards Leko. Casilla has denied the allegation and has helped FA with their investigation.