Kemar Roofe says international break was frustrating

Leeds United corner flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United lost to Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship before the international break.

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.

Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe has admitted to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the international break was frustrating.

The Whites suffered a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday away from home at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship just before the two-week international break.

The loss to the Owls followed a 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the league.

Roofe, who can operate as a striker or as a winger, has admitted his frustration at the international break coming at the time that it did.

The 24-year-old former Oxford United star has also outlined the areas in which Leeds have been working in training.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds is tackled by Julien De Sart of Derby during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

"We've been working on winning aerial battles and our defensive shape,” Roofe told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “We’ll put it right on Saturday.

"I'm enjoying my football. We're attacking with a bit more freedom and we're linking up well together.

"The international break was frustrating, but it also gave us time to reflect. We're confident. We know what we can do. Hopefully we can go one better than last season."

Leeds player Kemar Roofe gets a shot in at goal despite the challenge of Sean Morrison during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium...

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Reading at Elland Road in the Championship.

The Whites will be determined to pick up all three points from the encounter, and given the quality of players they have, they should win the match and get back on track for a top-six finish in the league.

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