'Best season', 'Luv him' - Leeds fans want 25-year-old at Elland Road next season
Leeds United supporters want to see striker Kemar Roofe remain at the club next season despite the fact that 25-year-old has been on the receiving end for much criticism this campaign.
A 14-goal haul seems to be enough to quell the fans insistence that they wanted the player binned.
11 goals in 27 starts in the Championship is a healthy return for the forward as he reminded fans of his value on the final game of the season, notching up one of the two goals in the 2-0 win against QPR on Sunday.
Signed from Oxford United in July 2016 after scoring 25 times in 49 outings in League Two, it was hoped he would repeat that fine form in front of goal in the Championship.
But his first season didn’t go to plan as he registered just four goals in 49 appearances, showing the step-up between leagues was harder than anticipated.
But, Roofe has managed to recapture something like the form that earnt him a move to Elland Road in the first place, and judging by reactions fans want to see that continue next season.
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The 25-year-old is under contract at Elland Road until 2020.
Here is a selection of Twitter reactions of supporters on the 14-goal hitman:
I’ve been a critic of Roofe but 14 goals in probably a bit part season for him and in a poor shows promise for me #lufc
— Barney (@BarneyStuart21) May 7, 2018
I like Roofe, I think PH wants a target man imo & Roofe ain't that. He is however improving & a fox in the box, thinks quickly & good skillset. Saiz works ok with Alioski, a bit with Pablo but nobody else tbh. Just will not release ball early enough at times. Still luv him tho ????
— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) May 7, 2018
Roofe's one of them players where if you sell him to another Champ team, you'll know he'll just bag 20 goals for them. One to keep for squad rotation at least.
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) May 7, 2018
does me swede in at times but agree. Hope he's not first choice but a good lad, good attitude
— Keep fighting (@sam51h) May 7, 2018
I like Roofe think he will come good, got good pace, just a bit to learn
— wheels23 (@AlanWheels23) May 7, 2018
Kemar Roofe, finishes as top scorer, highlights include 2 hat-tricks and an over head kick and some mans still gonna hate on him…tough crowd #lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) May 6, 2018
Never a big fan, too inconsistent. However, best season by a mile and showing the promise that he did for us to sign him
— Dom R (@dommer14) May 7, 2018
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