By Alex Stevens

Kemar Roofe has been omitted from the Leeds squad for the pivotal clash against Blackburn due to an injury, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Lee Sobot claimed the £2million summer signing has been left out of the matchday 18 for fitness reasons.

Sobot took to his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night to give an explanation as to the omission of wide forward Roofe, 23.

Roofe has had a disappointing start to his Leeds career following his summer move from Oxford.

The reigning League Two Player of the Year, who scored 26 goals last season, has failed to open his account in eight matches for Garry Monk’s team, four of which he has started.

Roofe was a 76th minute substitute in Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield at the weekend.

The setback against the Championship leaders on Saturday was Leeds’ fourth from six league matches this season and has left them languishing third from bottom and in the relegation zone.

Blackburn are propping up the division in 24th and there have been widespread reports that Monk must steer his team to victory to avoid the sack from trigger-happy chairman Massimo Cellino.

During the Italian businessman’s controversial three-year tenure, Leeds have sacked six managers.

In other Leeds news, Monk has dropped a hint about his future transfer activity in the free agent market.