Leeds United host Derby County tonight in their Championship play-off semi-final second leg with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, 90 minutes away from a play-off final against Aston Villa at the end of the month.
Ahead of the match, Whites fans will be clutching to the words of former Leeds full-back Danny Mills who has told Football Insider the injury is not as bad as the club initially thought and that Roofe may well make an unlikely appearance for the Elland Road showdown.
“There is a chance Roofe will play,” Mills said. “The calf injury is maybe not as serious as they (Leeds) thought it might be. They may well risk him tomorrow (Wednesday).”
So what are you thinking if you are a Leeds fan?
“My thought if I were a Leeds fan would be ‘what does Danny Mills know?’
“Honestly, I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at this.
“If Bielsa had said it, fair enough.
“Otherwise I’d just listen to those who know.”
“This is encouraging news for Leeds fans.
“Roofe had struggled to make an impact for the Whites since his return from injury, but he looked back to his best at the weekend.
“He appears to have returned to form at exactly the right time, so to lose him now would be a major blow.
“To have him back fit for the second leg would have to be considered a major boost for Leeds fans, so this news is encouraging.”
“You’re praying he’s right.
“I don’t know where he’s got this information from, but you need your key players available for such a crucial game.
“Roofe is certainly one of them, and he’s a far better option to have ahead of Patrick Bamford and this is an exciting update by Mills ahead of the game.”