By Harry Sykes
Kemar Roofe was axed from the Leeds United team for their Championship clash against Birmingham tonight – and fans on Twitter accepted the decision as the by-product of sensible squad rotation.
The attacking midfielder has been in outstanding form of late, scoring five goals in three matches, four of which came as an emergency centre-forward.
But manager Thomas Christiansen has dropped Roofe for the Elland Road fixture against Harry Redknapp’s visitors, recalling Ezgjan Alioski in the only change from the side that demolished Burton 5-0 at the weekend.
Leeds fans have accepted the decision, as Alioski is also a player in form and has showed good signs since joining from Swiss club Lugano for £1.5million this summer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Roofe being dropped to bench is a very big shock, he’s been outstanding #lufc
— Sambo (@wassell51) September 12, 2017
Roofe has to be disappointed, but must remember that it’s a long season and that we have the best squad in a long time #LUFC MOT
— Leeds United Editor (@LeedsEditor) September 12, 2017
A measure of how strong squad is at the moment that roofe finds himself on the bench tonight and the team isn’t weakened #LUFC
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) September 12, 2017
— Ashley Churchill???? (@AshleyChurchil1) September 12, 2017
Got to feel for Roofe but it just shows the strength in depth we have and you’ve got to trust TC #lufc
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) September 12, 2017
Wow Roofe on bench, got to be good to get in this team ! #lufc
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) September 12, 2017
— ⚽️ (@Teesside_White) September 12, 2017
Nothing wrong with resting Roofe tonight. Keeps it fresh. Prob Hernandez turn for a rest next time. Good managment #lufc
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) September 12, 2017
Leeds are aiming to build upon an unbeaten run to the season from eight matches in all competitions.
Thomas Christiansen’s side have accumulated 14 points from six league fixtures to surge to second in the table.
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