Kemar Roofe is in line to return for the last month of the Championship campaign, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The newspaper claim Leeds United are set to welcome back the striker, 26, next month as he closes in on a return from the knee injury that has sidelined him since 13 February.

The YEP report that Roofe is working hard behind the scenes as he looks to play a significant part in the promotion run-in that includes the last eight matches of the season.

Football Insider verdict:

This is significant news for Leeds and their automatic promotion hopes. Roofe is the club’s leading goalscorer this season and has been one of the best forwards in the division. United have demonstrated they can cope without the versatile forward – one of the great strengths of the side assembled by Marcelo Bielsa is that no player is completely untouchable – but his mobility, touch, movement, eye for goal and Roberto Firmino-esque work ethic make him a real handful for Championship defences. Roofe doesn’t quite have the finesse of Patrick Bamford, but his goal record this season is even more persuasive and the duo showed they can play together, with one operating out wide, before the former West Brom and Oxford man broke down with his second serious injury of the season. Leeds have operated with a small squad all season, but Roofe is a class act who can help nail down automatic promotion.

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