Leeds missing Kemar Roofe for second leg against Derby

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by PA

Leeds missing Kemar Roofe for second leg against Derby

Leeds will be without striker Kemar Roofe for the return leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Derby.

Roofe, who scored the only goal in Saturday’s first leg at Pride Park, has been ruled out due to a calf injury.

Patrick Bamford could return to the starting line-up in Roofe’s absence after completing a two-game ban, while defender Pontus Jansson (ankle) will be assessed after missing the first leg.

Midfielder Adam Forshaw (hamstring), forward Tyler Roberts (ankle), winger Gjanni Alioski and defender Barry Douglas (both knee) are definitely out.

Derby are hoping that Martyn Waghorn will be fit for the trip to Elland Road.

The 13-goal striker missed the first leg with an Achilles injury but has been training since and Rams boss Frank Lampard has said he will make a late decision on his involvement.

Duane Holmes will be fit, having only recently returned from a thigh problem. The midfielder was substituted after 70 minutes of the 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Left-back Ashley Cole could also be involved after he resumed training following an absence with a groin injury.


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