Glen Kamara, a new midfielder for Leeds United, will be working hard this week to get his first start for the team after demonstrating his full health on Sunday by playing the entire 90 minutes for Finland.
Daniel Farke’s Leeds team still has a lot to work on, as evidenced by their recent 0-0 draw with the winless Sheffield Wednesday, but the international break will have slightly hampered his ambitions.
Over the past several days, a number of players from his senior setup, including two of his most recent additions, have flown out to play for their countries.
Glen Kamara: How is he doing?
Finland won once and lost once in two appearances for Glen Kamara, maintaining their commanding lead in their group during the European Championship qualifying round.
In a dramatic victory over Kazakhstan, Kamara contributed to the winning goal by assisting Oliver Antman with a brilliant pass to forward Benjamin Kallman.
In his second game, he played the whole 90 minutes at home against Denmark, where Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal in the 86th minute broke the scoreless tie and gave the opposition a well-deserved victory despite having the majority of the chances.
Overall: Kamara is current
The most important thing in this situation for Leeds and Farke is that Kamara, who made his debut off the bench, survived the entire 90 minutes without suffering any injuries.
After failing to kick a ball for Rangers under Mick Beale this season and missing all of preseason owing to illness and his inevitable departure, Kamara joined from Rangers.
The fact that he played the entire game in a stressful international match is excellent news for Farke, who may want to start him this weekend away at Millwall.