Leeds fans react on Twitter to Roofe omission v Ipswich
By Matt Farr
Leeds attacker Kemar Roofe has been dropped from Garry Monk’s starting XI to face Ipswich on Saturday – and fans on Twitter are less than impressed.
The 24-year-old made way for Stuart Dallas on the left-hand side of Leeds’ midfield, which was the one and only change to Monk’s side following Leeds’ 2-1 win over Bristol City on Tuesday.
Leeds announced their confirmed line-up on the club’s official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 18, 2017
Roofe has established himself as a firm fan favourite, and the Leeds support were understandably frustrated to see him axed from the starting line-up.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Simon (@analytic_footy) February 18, 2017
I don't mind Dallas but feel as if there are better players than him on the bench now. Barrow, Roofe etc have more attacking threat #lufc
— LUFCDANNY (@THELUFCLAD) February 18, 2017
@WYSdaily Think it was unfair Roofe was dropped today, looked bright against Bristol. Very strong bench though should we fall into trouble.
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) February 18, 2017
Good team but would've kept Roofe in for Dallas personally https://t.co/OCxACF8EMn
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) February 18, 2017
Roofe should be starting, fellas a game changer!
— Jordan Elliott (@jordan17elliott) February 18, 2017
roofe unlucky dallas needs to step up to v mark
— Paul Smith (@paulsmith101117) February 18, 2017
happy Sacko back would rather have roofe on cause of the impact he had against Bristol city in the team but MOT
— Aaron (@RoofeFinesse) February 18, 2017
Dallas starting ????thought Roofe or Barrow would have. Strange one #lufc
— Aram (@AramLian) February 18, 2017
Roofe has made 37 appearances for the club this season, scoring three goals and contributing six assists in all competitions.
However, the Leeds forward is currently on a six-game drought in the Championship, a fruitless streak that dates back to the win over Rotherham at the start of January.
Dallas, meanwhile, has been used more intermittently by Monk this season, but has still started 15 of his 24 league appearances. He has two goals and two assists.
A win for Leeds would see them maintain their grip on the Championship play-offs, where they are currently fifth – three points behind rivals Reading.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk has delivered this Twitter message to supporters ahead of their Ipswich clash.