By Harvey Byrne

Kemar Roofe shared that “hard work” allowed Leeds to bounce back from a defeat to earn victory over Reading on Tuesday evening.

Chris Wood opened the scoring at Elland Road within the first 20 minutes before Souleymane Doukara converted a penalty in stoppage time.

It was a crucial three points for Leeds in the promotion hunt against Reading, who are also competing near the top.

Additionally, the result showed that the Yorkshire giants could bounce back well after a disappointing 2-0 defeat against top of the league Brighton last Friday.

Roofe, 23, started the game before coming off for Alex Mowatt after 70 minutes.

After the game, he posted this message on his personal Twitter account, sharing how he felt after the victory.

Roofe has played in 24 matches for Garry Monk’s side since completing a £3million deal from League Two Oxford.

He has a return of two goals and three assists and has established himself as an ever-present in the in form team.

The win on Tuesday has seen Leeds move up to fifth place and just two points from third placed Reading.

They will face Brentford at Elland Road next on Saturday, who are 14th in the table after their 1-0 win over Bristol City in midweek.

In other Leeds news, Pep Clotet delivered this one-word verdict on the club’s home form.