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Kemar Roofe backs Pierre-Michel Lasogga to improve

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts after Nicolai Mueller scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in...

Leeds United striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga is been backed to improve.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts after Nicolai Mueller scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in...

Kemar Roofe has told a press conference via TV Yorkshire that Leeds United team-mate Pierre-Michel Lasogga is only going to get better.

The 25-year-old has looked like one of Leeds' best signings of the summer after scoring three goals in six games since joining on loan from Hamburg.

At the moment he does not look as prolific as Chris Wood - who joined Burnley in the summer - but he certainly has the potential to be a talismanic figure for United.

Pierre Michel Lasogga (R) of Hamburg and Papastathopoulos Sokratis (L) of Dortmund compete for the ball during the First Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and  Borussia Dortmund at...

And Roofe says that the German hitman will go from strength to strength during his spell at Elland Road this season.

Asked about the marksman, Roofe said to a press conference via TV Yorkshire: "Yeah [he's been great] and he's only going to get better."

Kemar Roofe of Leeds and Kevin Long of Burnley in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

It remains to be seen who Thomas Christiansen will select to lead the line on Saturday against Reading.

Lasogga missed a good opportunity at 2-0 down at Sheffield Wednesday last time out and although Roofe was ineffective in that role against Cardiff, the former Oxford United man, a £3 million signing under Garry Monk, might fancy his chances of starting.

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