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Leeds Handed Huge Boost With Crucial Star Available For Crunch Games – Analysis

Leeds have been handed a significant boost in their promotion chase with the news Kemar Roofe could be fit before the end of the season.

The 14-goal striker suffered an injury in the match against Swansea City last week, rupturing one of the ligaments in his legs.

It seemed as though the striker could miss the rest of the season, although Leeds were always optimistic that he could return before the campaign was out.

And Roofe has now confirmed that he is hopeful of playing in the last six or seven games of the season.

Speaking to Radio X on Thursday morning, the striker said: ‘I suffered damage to my lateral ligament and I will be out for six to eight weeks.

When asked if he’d play again this season, Roofe added, ‘Yes, I will be back for the final six or seven games, maybe a bit sooner.

‘Every game is like a final now, each three points is massive.’


It was always going to be a lot to ask Patrick Bamford to play every game between now and the end of the season, especially given his own record with injuries this campaign. He has suffered two ligament issues himself.

He is also not entirely fit after coming straight back into the first-team rather than spending any time with the Under 23s.

Now he will know that Roofe will be able to take some of the pressure off him, presumably starting with the game against Sheffield Wednesday on April 13.

That said, Leeds need to get to that point still in the promotion race. They face crucial clashes against Bolton on Saturday and then an away trip to QPR over the next week. They still have a game in-hand over their closest promotion rivals and can go back top with a win in both games.

Discussion with journalist Leon Wobschall: Leeds Utd situation and Championship run-in

Spoughts.co.uk sat down with Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Leon Wobschall earlier today to preview the last round of Championship fixtures.

One of the key ties in the division comes at Elland Road on Saturday, where Leeds United host Rotherham. Rotherham will, if they fail to beat Reading on Wednesday night, need a victory against Leeds to ensure that they start next season in the second tier.

Elsewhere, the promotion race is hotting up, but its now Bournemouth’s to lose. Middlesbrough collapsed to a last minute loss against Fulham, which means they need Bournemouth to lose against Bolton on Monday night to stand any chance of avoiding the lottery of the play-offs.

Other discussion points include Leeds’s crazy season, and the situation surrounding Neil Redfearn’s future at the club, including possible destinations for the current Leeds head coach should Cellino decide to dispense with him.

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Podcast #1: Divers, Diversity and David Dunn

Welcome to the first ever Spoughts podcast and, should our legal advisors have their way, possibly the last.

Amitai Winehouse was joined by Mark Critchley and Joe Gleave in a disused lecture theatre with a dictaphone our high-tech, fully-equipped studio designed for perfect podcast recording.

You know that competent and informative football podcast you listen to? Yeah, this is a bit different.

It’s a barely coherent and borderline libelous look back on a fraction of the weekend’s action, in which we celebrate divers, diversity and the diminishing career of David Dunn.

If there’s another podcast, we promise to try and be articulate.