Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe has confirmed on his social media account that he will miss the game against Derby tomorrow with an injury.
He scored the winner in the first leg of the playoff semifinal and he revealed that he is gutted to miss out on the return leg.
Extremely gutted to be missing the 2nd leg with another set back! But these set backs only make me stronger for when I return⚽️? @ Pride Park Stadium https://t.co/xl9KEuezZb
— Kemar Roofe (@roofe) May 13, 2019
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have a 1-0 lead and they will just have to get the job done without Roofe.
The 26-year-old striker will be hoping to return for the final at Wembley.
Leeds have had an impressive season and they will be desperate for promotion. Another year in the Championship could seriously damage their morale.
The Whites should have secured automatic promotion this year. They were in a good position to win the Championship but a late collapse allowed the likes of Norwich and Sheffield United to overtake them.
It will be interesting to see how Leeds perform against Derby tomorrow. Frank Lampard will demand a big performance from his players after the first leg.
The two managers don’t exactly share a great relationship since the Spygate and Lampard will be determined to get past Bielsa’s side here.
Here is how the Leeds fans reacted to Roofe’s social media post.
Not as gutted as us Kemar, awesome Saturday, brilliant goal, get well soon, hopefully see you at Wembley ?❤⚽ #MOT xx
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) May 13, 2019
Absolutely gutted you are out again. We are a far better team with you up front!
— Rob (@mightywhitesfc) May 13, 2019
?? wish you a speedy recovery and your team the best bro ??
— Dunks (@Chey_Dks) May 13, 2019
The luck you’ve had this season has been rotten; and the team in general. Really can’t remember so many first team players being sidelined for weeks on end. Hope to see you bagging the winner at Wembley!
— Ted Atkinson ?? (@tedatkinson) May 13, 2019
Just make sure you’re fit for the final I want to see the scenes at villa Park again at Wembley!
— Mark Schofield (@Scoffer8) May 13, 2019
Damn, I had hoped Marcelo was pulling a sneaky move on team info. Speedy recovery, Kemar.
— Si (@LeedsInShetland) May 14, 2019