Could it have happened at a worse time? probably not. The player of the month in August won’t line up at the New Den against Millwall for Leeds through injury. He joins Patrick Bamford, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi on the injured list for the game.
Kemar Roofe is playing his best football since arriving at Leeds United and as chance would have it, he has picked up an injury just days after Patrick Bamford was ruled out for up to four months. Roofe took a “kick” and has been ruled out, meaning Leeds United have been left extremely short. The injury to Roofe doesn’t seem to be serious, nor do the ones to Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi, but the pair will be out for longer than just this weekend, Roofe we aren’t sure.
Of course this was the chance that Patrick Bamford had been waiting for but he picked up a ligament injury less than a week ago and won’t be pulling on a Leeds shirt until the new year. The other options are Tyler Roberts and Ryan Edmondson, but I’ll go into that in-depth later on. The injuries to players are all very different so it doesn’t seem to be an issue with the training regime. That being said it does show that certain areas of the squad have been left exposed, but bad luck has certainly played a part.
Leeds don’t travel well at Millwall, in fact we don’t do great against them at all. They will be pumped for a game that is already sold out. We’ve already heard Steve Morison, Millwall skipper come out and say he is going to take care of it (Leeds) by going full Zlatan Ibrahimovic on us and the players always seem to step-up in this fixture. Last season it derailed us and it can’t be allowed to happen this year.