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Player of the Month: Kemar Roofe

Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for August.

7 September 2018

Roofe has spent his career to date flitting between midfield and attack, but showed his future is as a striker, performing impressively as a frontman. 

Roofe has spent his career to date flitting between midfield and attack, but showed his future is as a striker, performing impressively as a frontman.

Technically sound in the air and on the ground, he managed four goals and two assists.

Roofe said: “It has all stemmed from our pre-season. It has been the best pre-season I have had so far – the hardest – and the style of play that Marcelo is giving us and educating us with is obviously showing. The style of play with the ball, without the ball, our fitness and off the pitch as well, every day he’s educating us on how to be better people as well.

“I feel like I can express myself a bit more. I am playing in a position where I can show what I can actually do and also the team plays to my strengths as well and also to everyone else’s strengths. We are not doing something we’re not capable of doing.”
 
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Roofe had a good season last year, but looks to have been transformed by the pre-season that Bielsa took the team through.

“He contributed not only with his four goals, nearly a third of the league goals he scored in the entirety of last season, but his link-up play, with two assists.’’

Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford said: “Leeds signed Patrick Bamford for £10m just before the season, but such has been the form of Roofe that Bamford has been unable to get a look in at Elland Road."


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