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Long's play-off prospects bleak

"From Shane's point of view I imagine he will be desperate to play, but he's quite a sensible lad. He realises he has a chip in his bone which needs to heal before he can play again.

"Shane has not broken his leg or anything like that, but it is one of those injuries you have to be really cautious with. He is doing everything the physios are asking him to do." And Leeds insist they will wait for medical advice before allowing Darren O'Dea to link up with the Irish squad following the head injury which he picked up last week. "We will be guided by the doctors," said Leeds boss Simon Grayson.