Oxford United hero Kemar Roofe explains how he was ignored at West Brom

Oxford United Kassam Stadium

The attacker has been in fine form in League Two.

The FA Cup recently gave former West Bromwich Albion talent Kemar Roofe an opportunity to catch the eye on a national stage and he did just that. He scored twice as Oxford United dumped Swansea City out of the FA Cup in the third round and this weekend he will be hoping to do the same against Blackburn Rovers at the Kassam Stadium.

Roofe was never given a chance to shine at West Brom and now many a Baggies fan is left wondering why.

The attacker has been speaking to The Guardian today about his time at West Brom and suggested that no matter what he did the club simply ignored him:

“I did well at West Brom for quite a few years in the under-21s and still never got a chance, so I can only suppose they didn’t consider the standard of football good enough.

“I’d get goals, provide assists, do well in games but it wouldn’t get me anywhere.

“No one was bothered. Or they’d just dismiss it as having been achieved ‘against kids’.

"I’d got to the point where I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I should because I wasn’t being rewarded or seeing any progression in my game. Oxford changed that.”

The majority of Roofe's West Brom career was spent out on loan. He had varying degrees of success during stints with Vikingur Reykjavik, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town and Colchester United.

He never made his first-team debut for The Baggies but has been in great form for the League Two club.

Since arriving intially on loan last February he has scored an impressive 24 goals in 48 appearances for the club.

A couple more against Blackburn today should see West Brom fans scratching their heads again.

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