Thankfully, Marcelo Bielsa brought the news all Leeds fans had eagerly been awaiting. Kemar Roofe, once thought to have picked himself up a season-ending injury, is healthy and will be in the squad that travels to Birmingham on Saturday.
Leeds have very visibly missed Roofe in being the focal points of attacks. His replacement, Patrick Bamford, has been enduring a tough patch of form of late which culminated in some poor decisions and obviously a missed penalty against Milwall at home Saturday just gone.
In the same press conference, Bielsa defended Bamford saying “he has a strong mind. Maybe he didn’t have his best game but his motivation is the same.”
The question then remains whether Kemar will slip straight back into the lone striker position. Equally, will Bielsa then persist with Roberts behind Roofe, a formula that seemed to be springing into life just before Kemar picked up his knock.
No matter who starts, the very fact of having an extra recruit in the attacking department can only be good news. The potential implications for the promotion run-in of losing both of our recognised strikers would have been disastrous.