Roofe: This is the reason why it is clicking for Leeds
By Amir Mir
Kemar Roofe has stated the reason behind Leeds’ recent form is because the squad is beginning to gel a lot more as the season progresses.
The Yorkshire club signed 11 new recruits after the arrival of former Premier League manager Garry Monk in the summer.
Striker Roofe, who won the League Two player-of-the-year-award last season, was one of the players purchased by the Championship outfit.
The former Oxford United man scored his first goal for the club at Wolves on Saturday during a 1-0 win, as he explained why Monk’s side are now beginning to show their true form.
“Everyone was probably writing us off after the first few games because we didn’t get results,” said Roofe, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Now we’re getting results people are actually seeing what we can do.
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“There were so many new players who came in (during the summer) so I don’t know what people were expecting. It’s common sense. You have to get used to each other and it’s not going to click straight away but it’s clicking now.
“Our start wasn’t the best but we’re clawing away at the teams above us now. We don’t really look at the table though. There’s no point in looking at the table until the end of the season.”
Roofe has had a difficult start to life at Elland Road with only one goal and two assists in 16 Championship and EFL Cup fixtures.
Leeds started the season off in slow fashion by picking up just four points from their opening five games.
But, Monk’s men have now recorded seven points from their last five fixtures and are unbeaten in their last five encounters at Elland Road in all competitions.
As a result the Whites are tenth in the Championship table with 20 points from 14 games, three points off the final play-off spot.
In other Leeds team news, manager Garry Monk has made a bold claim about Norwich ahead of their EFL Cup tie on Tuesday night.