Italian-born Ekuban delighted by Leeds United injury return

Caleb Ekuban
The attacker talks about making a comeback to action after a fitness relapse

Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban is excited to have made his way back onto the pitch after a three-month injury lay-off.

The 23-year-old had been in the treatment room since picking up a foot injury against Sunderland in August.

His anguish on the sidelines, however, came to an end on Sunday as he made a substitute appearance in the 2-1 Championship victory over Middlesbrough.

“It was a nice day to come back on Sunday and see my team achieve the three points as I did it, everything went great,” said Ekuban, as reported by the club's official website.

“It was difficult being injured but this is part of football, you just have to set your mind and be focused on getting back as soon as you can and that is what I tried to do.

“We have a great physio team here, who have helped me with everything and now I am back and feel like I always did.

“I was prepared to be called upon at the weekend, I just wanted to get on and try and help the team as much as I could."

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Ekuban joined Leeds on a three-year deal from Italian outfit Chievo Verona in July.

The Italian-born, who wants to represent Ghana at senior level owing to his parentage, was on the books of Albanian side Partizani Tirana last season, scoring 17 times in 34 league appearances.


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