By Derek Smithson

Eddie Gray has hailed the performances of Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe this season and believe he has played “very well”.

The 24-year-old was used as a second-half substitute on Tuesday night as the Whites recorded a 2-0 home win over Birmingham to stretch their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Thomas Christiansen’s side moved top of the league table and their defence have been crucial after keeping six consecutive clean sheets.

Meanwhile, the attackers have also been in great form and have shared the goals around, a stark difference from last season when Chris Wood was the talisman.

Roofe has made a strong start with five goals in eight games across all competitions, including a hat-trick against Newport County in the League Cup.

The versatile attacker is beginning to find his best form at Elland Road and is considered a crucial part of Christiansen’s squad.

Leeds legend Gray has been impressed by Roofe’s brilliant start and told Sky Sports he has “played very well this season”.

Roofe moved to the Yorkshire giants last summer and struggled at times with his move up to the Championship.

The Englishman managed four goals and seven assists throughout the campaign, but he has already surpassed his goal tally this year.

He is competing alongside the likes of Samu Saiz, Pablo Hernandez, Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas for a starting role.

However, it appears that the extra competition is getting the best out of the Leeds squad, who have made a sensation start to the new season.

In other Leeds United news, Liam Cooper has given an update on his injury.

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