Kemar Roofe has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as stating that he has been frustrated to watch from the sidelines after as his Leeds United teammates continue to push for promotion.
The 26-year-old suffered a knee injury in the 2-1 win over Swansea City back in February. It saw him miss seven consecutive league games, and lose his place in the side to Patrick Bamford.
He had impressed earlier in the season, scoring 14 goals. Roofe, a £3million signing from Oxford United in the summer of 2016, has since returned to action but has had to make do with a place on the bench.
Speaking in the pre-Wigan Athletic press conference on Wednesday, Roofe said that he has been “very frustrated” to watch on and be unable to help the team because of his knee problem.
“It has been very frustrating not being able to help,” Roofe said. “Annoying not to help fight for every point. I did enjoy it a bit watching and learning.”
With just four league games to play and every point vital between now and the end of the season, having all of your players available can be the difference. Roofe is an excellent option from the bench.
Bamford remains first choice but the former Chelsea man struggled last time out against Sheffield Wednesday. Bielsa has stated that he will not make any changes to his side, but Roofe is edging towards a chance to start.
He is expected to come off the bench once again. But the difference in quality between Roofe and Bamford remain small.