Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has revealed that a calf injury kept Kemar Roofe out of the squad against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night, but says he should be ready to return for the side's weekend trip to Cardiff City.

The west Yorkshire giants won their first home game of the season when they scored a narrow 2-1 victory over Blackburn at Elland Road, and moved out of the relegation zone.

Roofe, who has been a regular part of the Leeds squad this season since joining from Oxford United, was missing from the matchday squad, and Monk admits that the forward is recovering from a calf injury he sustained last weekend.

The Leeds boss is confident that the forward will recover in time to be in contention for selection for his side’s trip to Cardiff City this Saturday.

Monk said in a press conference: “Kemar picked up a calf injury after the weekend, and hasn’t trained for the last couple of days.  


“At a push he could have been ready for the bench, but I didn’t want to push in that situation.

“He should be ready for the weekend.”

Scoring freely for Oxford last season, the forward is yet to find the back of the net for Leeds and only has an assist to his name this term.