By Richard Parks

Kemar Roofe is in a race against time bid to be fit for Leeds United’s Championship clash against Middlesbrough on Friday night – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their hope he misses out.

Heckingbottom told the BBC’s West Yorkshire Sport ahead of the Riverside Stadium showdown that Roofe and fellow attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez are “touch and go” after suffering muscle strains last week.

The pair missed last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brentford after they were substituted during a 2-2 draw at Derby County three days earlier.

Roofe has been a key player for Leeds this season, scoring 12 goals from 33 matches to top the club’s goal charts ahead of Pierre-Michel Lasogga (10) and Samuel Saiz (nine).

But as section of the Leeds fans are unimpressed with the former Oxford United player and reacted happily to his likely absence for the under-threat match.

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One called the 25-year-old “League One standard” while another stated that it was a “blessing” he would miss out at the Riverside.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


In other Leeds United news, the club have agreed the terms of an £8.5million deal, with the first payment scheduled for the summer.

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