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Garry Monk comments on Kemar Roofe's Leeds form

Leeds' Kemar Roofe shoots at goal

The Leeds United man is yet to find the net for the Whites.

Garry Monk has admitted to TV Yorkshire that Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe probably should have ended his goal drought by now.

The 23-year-old joined Leeds for £3 million this past summer after netting 26 times in all competitions for Oxford United last term.

But he has struggled to open his account with the Whites and has now gone 22 Championship and League Cup appearances without finding the net.

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe in action

He has, however, come close on a number of occasions after striking the woodwork multiple times - including once in Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool - but Monk believes misfortune is to blame for his barren spell infront of goal at the moment.

Despite his goal-shy performances, though, Roofe has dazzled in a number 10 role in recent weeks and Monk believes that he can't be far away from breaking his duck.

He told TV Yorkshire: "Yeah he's done well in the last few games; the only thing missing is a goal - and he probably should've had a few. He's been a bit unfortunate.

Leeds' Kemar Roofe shoots at goal

"But no, he's been performing well, growing all the time. He's another young player who has shown a real willingness to adapt and keeping trying to improve. I'm sure a goal is only around the corner."

Leeds host Aston Villa in a huge clash this Saturday, and Roofe would be doing his reputation no harm if he were to break his dry spell against the in-form Villans.

Monk's side sit fifth in the Championship, four points above the West Midlands outfit, but inflicting a first defeat on Steve Bruce's Villa would consolidate their playoff that bit more.

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe in action with Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles

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