Leeds news: Denton and Roofe could start vs Blackburn

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19th Sep, 2016 | 5:06pm

New boy given second chance in Monk 4-2-3-1: This Leeds XI would beat Blackburn

By Will Butcher

Leeds £3million signing Kemar Roofe should be given another chance to shine for the Yorkshire giants against Blackburn on Tuesday night.

Garry Monk’s side face the Championship strugglers for the second time in a week as they look to book their slot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

League Two Player of the Year Roofe could be the man to help Monk’s side do that, despite losing his place in the first team to wingers Hadi Sacko and Stuart Dallas after a disappointing start to life in Yorkshire.

The former Oxford United man will be looking to prove unimpressed Leeds fans that he is worth the hefty transfer fee that Leeds shelled out for him, and he should be given the chance to do that by manager Garry Monk on Tuesday night.

Elsewhere, EFL Cup hero Tyler Denton could be handed only his second ever Leeds appearance, after his hero-like exploits gave Monk’s side a 1-0 win in the second round against League Two minnows Luton Town.

The 21-year-old should replace Charlie Taylor, who has played in all but one of Leeds’ games this season and is deserves a rest during a busy programme of league fixtures.

Captain Liam Bridcutt is set to return after recovering from a foot injury, while fringe players Liam Cooper, Marcus Antonsson and Alex Mowatt should all start from the off.

Gaetano Berardi is unlikely to feature, as he continues his recovery from a hamstring problem, while Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri is unlikely to make an appearance.

In other Leeds news, these two Leeds stars have been named in the team of the week.