New Leeds signing shares his best position ahead of Championship kick-off
By Alex Stevens
Kemar Roofe has revealed that he has no fixed ideas about his best position – as long as he is playing close enough to the goal to create mayhem.
The Leeds summer signing has caught the eye in pre-season and is expected to be a key attacking player for his new club this season.
His 26 goals and 11 assists for Oxford last season earned the club automatic promotion from League Two and won him the division’s player-of-the-year award.
Leeds manager Garry Monk is likely to use him as a left-sided forward in a 4-2-3-1 formation, part of the three-man line behind spearhead Chris Wood.
Roofe looks likely to make the starting line-up for Sunday’s Championship opener at Queens Park Rangers and said he had no fixed ideas about his best position.
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“I always tell everyone, as long as I’m close to the goal then I can play my game and create chances,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I feel like I can play in every attacking position and I wouldn’t nail myself down to one.
“When I went to Oxford I felt confident that I’d score goals and it worked out that way. I would have settled for 26. I’ve come here with the same attitude and with plenty of hard work I think I can make a difference.”
In other Leeds team news, the club have clinched a loan deal that will be converted into a permanent transfer in January.