Leeds United have cleaned up the awards so far in the month of August.
Fresh off the fans voting Pablo Hernandez the PFA Player of the month for August, now Kemar Roofe and Marcelo Bielsa have won the EFL Awards for Championship Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.
| #LUFC pair Marcelo Bielsa and Kemar Roofe have been named the @SkyBetChamp's Manager and Player of the Month for August— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 7, 2018
Roofe was quoted by the official website as saying:
I’m really pleased, it is a credit to our season so far, everyone has played well and I’m sure a few other players in the team could have won it.
It is always good to get some goals under your belt and as a striker nowadays you are judged on that.
The main thing, though, is that we are the top of the league and we are getting good results.
The longer we can keep our unbeaten run going, the stronger chance we have of maintaining our position high up in the league, we are going to keep working hard on the field and in the gym and hopefully we will improve.
Roofe has scored four goals in the opening six games after being the club’s leading scorer last season with 15 goals. His impressive form has meant that Patrick Bamford, who was brought over in a £7 million move from Middlesbrough, has so far been unable to force his way into the starting XI.
Leeds have started the season in impressive fashion, with the club remaining undefeated through six league fixtures, with the only disappointment being the League Cup exit to Preston North End. Leeds are top of the table with 14 points from six matches, and have scored an impressive 14 goals while only surrendering four.
Marcelo Bielsa, who was a surprise choice as manager of the club, has started his career in England in impressive fashion. The former Chile, Argentina, Club América, Atlas, Lille, Marseille, Newell’s Old Boys, and Athletic Bilbao manager has taken the same team that slumped to a disappointing finish last season into a juggernaut with very little new investment in players, making Leeds’ rise to the top of the table even that much more impressive.