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It was Halloween at the player-manager's house and Kemar Roofe discovered it was not enough to simply turn up to the party with his children in fancy dress.

Vincent Kompany appeared wearing a mask and an orange jumpsuit and handed a superhero outfit to his centre forward.

'Maybe Thor,' ventured Roofe, unsure, but he did as he was told and pulled on a costume more befitting of the occasion and the heroic start to his career in Belgium.

Kemar Roofe has flourished since leaving Leeds United for Anderlecht in a £7million deal

Kemar Roofe has flourished since leaving Leeds United for Anderlecht in a £7million deal

Roofe has scored five goals in seven games as Anderlecht have recovered from a poor start

Roofe has scored five goals in seven games as Anderlecht have recovered from a poor start

Anderlecht were unbeaten in eight games with Roofe in the side until drawing on Saturday

Anderlecht were unbeaten in eight games with Roofe in the side until drawing on Saturday 

Without him, Kompany's Anderlecht started the season with one win and six goals from their first eight games and supporters bristling with unrest.

With him, since his recovery from the ankle injury he picked up with Leeds in pre-season, they were unbeaten in eight until defeat at Oostende on Sunday.

He has scored five goals in seven games and the fans have reacted by reallocating the chant once reserved for back-up goalkeeper Davy Roef.

Roofe says he spurned Premier League clubs and moved to Anderlecht to 'win things'

Roofe says he spurned Premier League clubs and moved to Anderlecht to 'win things'

The former West Brom academy graduate says it's his dream to play European football

The former West Brom academy graduate says it's his dream to play European football

The Roef is no longer 'on fire', it would appear, but the 26-year-old Englishman who signed for a very reasonable £7million in August most certainly is.

'I came here to win things,' said Roofe. 'My aims have always been to win titles and cups, to qualify for European football and to play in the Europa League or the Champions League.

'That's one of the main reasons I came to Anderlecht rather than join one of the clubs in the Premier League who were interested in me. It can be the perfect platform for me to reach my goals. We can achieve these things. Everyone will be disappointed if we don't.'

Kemar Roofe 19/20 stats 

Age: 26

Appearances: 10

Goals: 5

Assists: 2 

Any illusions about the standards expected will have vanished on his debut, a goalless draw at home against struggling Waasland-Beveren. The result left Anderlecht languishing on six points from the opening nine games, a tally considered nowhere near good enough for a proud club with a history of 34 Belgian titles and European success.

'We went to clap the fans in each stand and say thank you but they didn't want us near them,' said Roofe. 'I've seen the trophies and shirts and photographs of the great players around the place, but that was the day it hit me what a massive club this is.

'They expect to win every game. You have to win and win in style.'

Roofe was already well-versed in the art of handling extreme demands after three years at Leeds and a season with Marcelo Bielsa. Under the Argentine, he scored 14 goals in 27 Championship starts and delivered consistently on the potential shown since his days in the academy at West Bromwich.

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