By Alex Stevens
Kemar Roofe was forced off in Leeds’ pre-season friendly defeat against Peterborough on Saturday with stomach cramps.
Manager Garry Monk revealed afterwards that the new signing was feeling ill and the decision was made to substitute him at the 64-minute mark.
But Monk insisted that, as quoted by the official Leeds Twitter account, he expects Roofe “to be fine to train next week”.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 23, 2016
Roofe delivered an eye-catching display in the clash at London Road even though Monk’s side lost 2-1.
The versatile forward supplied an assist by twisting and turning inside the penalty area at the 16-minute mark before crossing for team-mate Alex Mowatt to grab the opening goal.
Leeds captured versatile forward Roofe earlier this month for a reported seven-figure fee after he lit up League Two last season.
Monk was first alerted by Roofe when Oxford sent his former side Swansea crashing out of the FA Cup, with the 23-year-old scoring a superb brace.
The versatile forward began his career at West Brom, where he failed to make a single appearance, but gained experience via five loan spells with clubs such as Cheltenham Town and Oxford, before signing permanently at the Kassam Stadium last summer.
It was after signing permanently at Oxford that Roofe really shone, scoring 26 goals in all competitions in his debut season and earning the League Two Player of the Year trophy.
In other Leeds team news, midfielder Conor Shaughnessy is on trial with the club after leaving a Championship side.