By Russell Edge
Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe is set to retain his place as a central striker in the club’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that the 24-year-old is to be named among the starting XI ahead of the likes of Caleb Ekuban and Pierre-Michel Lasogga, after impressing manager Thomas Christiansen with his performance against Middlesbrough on Sunday.
He was given the nod by his boss with regular starter Lasogga ruled out through illness, while Ekuban, who came off the bench, has only recently recovered from a broken foot bone, and those who played helped the club to a 2-1 win at Elland Road.
Although the Danish manager has confirmed that he has a fully fit squad at his disposal, despite Ekuban’s suggestions over Lasogga’s availability, for the trip to Molineux which sees Leeds take on the league leaders, it is said that Roofe should continue in his role up front.
The Whites will be hoping that Sunday’s victory can help reignite their hopes of securing a top six finish this season after a dreadful run of form, with seven defeats in nine league matches prior to the clash with Boro, which saw Christiansen and his men slip from table toppers to currently sitting in seventh.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the outcome of the Whites’ clash with Wolves.