Leeds United Striker Fires Confident Message To Boyhood Club West Brom Ahead Of Championship Thriller
Kemar Roofe has been waiting his entire footballing career to step foot on The Hawthorns in a first-team match, as the 25-year-old spent 16 years at West Bromwich Albion, but failed to play a single game for the Baggies. However, the Walsall-born striker is ready to be unleashed in this evening's epic Championship contest between his current club Leeds United and West Brom.
Despite having a strong affiliation with the West Midlands club, Roofe, who has been one of Leeds' star men this season that has helped them catapult them into a leading challengers for the title, is ready to do what he does best and score a goal against the out-of-form Baggies.
And Roofe has spoken rather confidently about this evening's clash, which kicks off at 5:30pm, by putting all his personal views of West Brom behind him and simply stating that it will be "just another goal'.
Roofe progressed through Albion's academy having joined the club at six years old, but having earned a professional contract he failed to make the grade and was sent on loan to a number of clubs before eventually moving to Oxford United in 2015.
An impressive stint at Oxford ignited Leeds' move for him in 2016 and he has since flourished into one of the premier strikers in the Championship and he will be looking to add to his seven goals he has scored in ten matches.
However, Roofe has spoken about the Baggies clash with a sense of confidence and won't be feeling bad if he scores for Marcelo Bielsa's men. Roofe said: “It would be just another goal, it doesn’t matter who I score against or how they go in, it is just about helping the team to win. I was at West Brom from the age of six and I left when I was the age of 22-23, so I spent most of my life there,” concluded Roofe.