Kemar Roofe makes admission about Leeds weaknesses ahead of clash v Reading

By Russell Edge

Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe has given an insight into the club’s approach for Saturday’s clash against Reading by admitting the players have been working on winning aerial battles and their defensive shape.

The club have had to wait two weeks to try and return to winning ways after defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last time out, with the Championship taking a break as international fixtures took place.

However they will have their chance on Saturday as they hose Reading at Elland Road, looking to get their promotion campaign back on tract after two disappointing losses in succession.

Now, speaking ahead of the Whites’ clash with the Royals, first team star Roofe has revealed that Thomas Christiansen has been focusing his team on aerial domination and drilling their defensive positioning.

He told the media, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post on the live blog (12/10, 13:05) on their website: “We’ve been working on winning aerial battles and our defensive shape. We’ll put it right on Saturday.

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The international break was frustrating, but it also gave us time to reflect. We’re confident. We know what we can do.

“I’m enjoying my football. We’re attacking with a bit more freedom and we’re linking up well together.”

Roofe has played a key role in Christiansen’s side this season, having appeared in all but one of the club’s 11 league fixtures, with six of those coming in the starting XI.

The 24-year-old has a total of 61 appearances under his belt for the club and has scored 10 goals, six of which have come during the current campaign.

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