Leeds United fans have taken to social media to react to Paul Heckingbottom’s decision to start Kemar Roofe for the clash against Sheffield United on Satruday.
The Whites confirmed their starting XI via their official Twitter account, confirming that the new manager at Elland Road had made three changes from the side thrashed at the hands of Cardiff City last week.
Wiedwald, De Bock, Jansson, Pennington, Dallas, Forshaw, O'Kane, Phillips, Alioski, Roofe, Lasogga pic.twitter.com/qZ27hW81hy
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 10, 2018
Gaetano Berardi, Pablo Hernandez and Ronaldo Vieira all drop out of the side to be replaced by Eunan O’Kane, Stuart Dallas and Kalvin Phillips, after the Whites were humiliated 4-1 in front of their own fans against the Bluebirds, and travel to Bramall Lane looking to get their play off bid back on track.
It was the decision to keep faith with Roofe up front which had the Leeds faithful reacting on Twitter, with many stating that they do not feel he has done enough to warrant his place in the team.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
— Chris Rider (@riderchris1) February 10, 2018
Roofe? After his recent displays he wouldn't make my bench!
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) February 10, 2018
decent but don't rate Roofe one bit on recent form
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke19) February 10, 2018
Swap roofe for pablo and prob our strongest team we have available
— Ryanlufc (@1234ohhh) February 10, 2018
Roofe still gets in the team. Still. Baffling, but probably helped by the number of injuries and suspensions. Hopefully when all fit he gets no where near starting.
— Super Wain (@SuperWain) February 10, 2018
No creativity tho Roofe and Alioski not good enough and can't deliver at all both shite
— OP (@OliverPearson1) February 10, 2018
Someone please injure Roofe in the warm up do us all a favor
— Benny Brooker (@benny_brooker) February 10, 2018
Sheffield United sit just two points and two places above 10th placed Leeds in eighth in the Championship table, with their push for promotion having also been derailed by a series of disappointing results.
They come into the game having been comfortably beaten by league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux last week, and will be missing goalkeeper Simon Moore after he was sent off in the 3-0 defeat.
In other Leeds United news, Heckingbottom’s unwillingness to upset the apple cart is cause for concern.