Fresh blow for Leon
Leon Constantine is set for a fresh spell on the sidelines after breaking his arm in Leeds' defeat to Oldham.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 03/01/08 1:11pm
Leeds United striker Leon Constantine is set for a fresh spell on the sidelines after breaking his arm in the 3-1 defeat to Oldham.
The former Port Vale hit-man emerged off the bench to net against The Latics, but he damaged his arm after finding the net.
Whites boss Dennis Wise has now confirmed Constantine, who has already missed a large slice of the season after breaking his ankle in pre-season, will be out for two months.
"Leon will be a couple of months. He fell after he'd scored and the break was so severe he shouldn't have carried on," he told the club's official website.
"He's had a plate in his arm and it will be two months."
Meanwhile, Wise has confirmed Paul Huntington will make his first league start for Leeds in this weekend's clash with Northampton.
The former Newcastle stopper has often appeared as a substitute for The Whites along with featuring in cup competitions.
But with Matt Heath suspended this weekend, Huntington will be rewarded with a chance to impress and stake his claim for a regular berth.
"Paul will definitely play on Saturday," Wise continued. "Can the boy become a man? It's down to him now, and I hope he can.
"He did well in his first couple of games, but he had 'one' against Hereford and he knew it. He's worked hard, though, and I hope he's taken everything on board.
"He's not playing under any pressure, and I'd like to think he will keep his spot."