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Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe admits he found it difficult to last 90 minutes against Fulham

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Kemar Roofe has started just two of Leeds United's last seven matches.

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Leeds United attacking midfielder Kemar Roofe has admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that he found it difficult to last the duration last night at Craven Cottage.

Roofe was handed just his second start in Leeds’ last seven matches, and it tested his physical fitness.

The 24-year-old admitted that the intensity of the match made it difficult to perform for 90 minutes, but he had no qualms about playing through the pain barrier.

“It was difficult for everybody. A few of us haven’t had that many games, so it’s hard to last the 90 minutes,” Roofe admitted. “But you’ve got to do the job and just dig in.”

Leeds could only pick up a 1-1 draw against Fulham, and their fatigue perhaps played a part late on.

The Whites took the lead in rather fortuitous circumstances, when Fulham defender Tim Ream deflected the ball into his own net.

Leeds then put in an excellent defensive display to protect their advantage, but they were undone in the last minute - when Tom Cairney curled in an excellent shot.

Despite the lateness of the equaliser, Leeds are still able to reflect on the point as a good one.

The Whites are well placed in the Championship table - and look to have a strong grip on a place in the play offs.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United reacts after being given off side

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