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Morning Leeds-in for 28 March: Leeds’ Kemar Roofe closing in on a return from injury

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Kemar Roofe gave an update to his recovery process. And while there isn’t a date set on when Roofe can return, everything sounds positive.

Roofe told LUTV:

It’s positive now. We’re outside doing a bit of ballwork, turning and sprinting and doing some more game realistic exercises. The previous week it was more straight line, just to keep the knee straight, but now the knee’s at a good strength.

The way football is, I want to be out on the grass as much as possible and this is the stage where I can see the finish line and get back with the team training. This is the next stage to completing everything and then I can train.

You’re used to being in the gym for six or seven weeks for my case so when you go out on the grass, your body needs to get used to it again.

It’s just about confidence. Your muscles will lose strength and you need to maintain that so when you go back out, you’re not doing anything that prevents you kicking on again.

Here’s hoping that Roofe will be back soon, as his ability to finish in the box has been sorely missed while he’s been out.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Episode 43 of the Mighty Whites Podcast is now available. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Chelsea Women reach Champions League semifinals with a 3-2 aggregate victory over PSG Féminines. [BBC.com]

Everton reportedly blocked Cenk Tosun from going out on loan in the January transfer window. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Say good-bye to the San Siro, as it appears that both AC Milan and Inter Milan are in favour of building a new stadium instead of renovating the existing one. [AC Milan Offside]

Milan are coming to America (and Wales). [AC Milan Offside]

Inter Milan will face off against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United & Juventus in the International Champions Cup. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Just how good is this Italy squad? [Serpents of Madonnina]

Philadelphia Union Legend Sebastian Le Toux will make his broadcast TV debut this weekend as the Union take on FC Cincinnati in Ohio. [Brotherly Game]

Recap of last week in Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil. [FMF State of Mind]