Roofe shares why he was taken off in Leeds win v Preston
By Dominic Toner
Leeds attacker Kemar Roofe has revealed that he was forced off with cramp during his side’s victory against Preston in their last game.
The 24-year-old delivered a strong performance on his return to the staring line-up as the Whites beat 3-0 at Elland Road.
He managed to score the opening goal after cooly lifting his shot over the goalkeeper, while Pablo Hernandez and Souleymane Doukara also chipped in with the goals.
Roofe was taken off in the 70th minute, despite delivering arguably his best performance in a Leeds shirt since his summer arrival.
The winger has explained that cramp force him to be substitute by Garry Monk during the match.
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“With the weather, it was a hot day, there was a lot of running and the ground was hard,” Roofe said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “It was just cramp but something I couldn’t prevent or stop.”
Roofe is expected to feature in the club’s next game and will be pushing for a starting role.
The attacker has failed to cement his position in Monk’s starting line-up this campaign and had to endure spells in and out of the side.
However, he surely has a great opportunity of starting in Leeds’ away match at Newcastle on Friday night.
The Yorkshire giants have just five games remaining to secure their play-off spot and have a five-point cushion over chasers Fulham.
Meanwhile, second-placed Newcastle will also be desperate for the points as they look to secure automatic promotion.
In other Leeds news, Ian Wright has sent his message to the club’s supporters.