Hammer blow for Whites
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds' hopes of avoiding relegation have been dealt a blow after losing Lubomir Michalik.
Leeds United's hopes of avoiding the Championship trapdoor have been dealt a major blow after Bolton recalled Lubomir Michalik.
The Slovakian international, who has been a regular under Dennis Wise at Leeds, has just started his second month on loan with The Whites.
However, Wise will now be without the strong defender for their crucial Championship run-in, starting with Saturday's vital trip to Southampton.
Sam Allardyce's (pictured) Bolton have an injury crisis of their own and have opted to recall Michalik for their clash against Reading due to injuries to Tal Ben Haim and Abdoulaye Faye.
Leeds centre-half Matt Heath is likely to be paired with Angola international Rui Marques for Leeds' weekend trip to the South Coast.