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Snubbed on Saturday and Thomas Christiansen should bench Kemar Roofe again

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United holds off Stefan Johansen of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

Should Thomas Christiansen bench the Leeds United ace again?

Leeds player Kemar Roofe in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United visit Leicester City in a last-16 League Cup clash at The King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Michael Appleton got his reign as caretaker manager of the Premier League club off to a great start at the weekend by masterminding a 2-1 win away to Swansea City.

Facing the Foxes is trickier now than it was, say, under Craig Shakespeare but Leeds - who knocked Burnley out of the previous round - have a big job if they want to follow up their top-flight scalp with another.

Ricky Holmes of Northampton Town plays the ball between Kemar Roofe and John Lundstram of Oxford United during the Sky Bet League Two match between Oxford United and Northampton Town at...

United boss Thomas Christiansen has plenty of options in attack, but one man who could and perhaps should sit this one out is Kemar Roofe.

The 24-year-old does, to his credit, have four goals in the competition - one against Port Vale and a hat-trick against Newport County - but tomorrow he would be coming up against a man who knows all about him.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United battles with Josh Dacres-Cogley of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Appleton signed Roofe for Oxford United back in 2014 and sold him for £3 million two years later following a goal-laden stint in League Two under the 48-year-old.

With that in mind, you could argue that Appleton knows the former West Brom man inside out and he is surely at a major advantage when it comes to plotting ways in which to silence Roofe, an unused sub on the weekend.

He has struggled against Championship defences during his time in the second tier, and there is precious little to suggest he would pull up trees against a side who won the Premier League close to 18 months ago - especially with Appleton's knowledge of him. 

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