Kemar Roofe’s response when asked about automatic promotion

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

Can Leeds United finish in the top two of the Championship this season?

Kemar Roofe of West Brom in action during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on October 16, 2014 in West Bromwich,...

Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that his side can finish in the top two of the Championship this season.

The West Yorkshire outfit are fifth in the league table at the moment with 20 points from 11 matches, just four points behind leaders Cardiff City.

The Whites were in the running for the playoffs until the final weeks of last season when they collapsed.

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.

Roofe, who can operate as a winger or as a striker, has said that Leeds can get win automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old attacker has been on the books of Leeds since the summer of 2016 when he joined from Oxford United for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £3 million.

The former West Bromwich Albion prospect has scored three goals and provided one assist in six Championship starts for Leeds so far this season.

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.

"Why not?” Roofe told The Yorkshire Evening Post when asked about Leeds securing automatic promotion. “Our goal is to go one better than last season. Doesn't matter how we go up - automatic or play offs.”

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