Tyler Roberts can take Leeds to the Premier League. You have to believe. Obviously, it’s going to be a tough battle, but his creativity could get them over the line this season.
Marcelo Bielsa has backed Kemar Roofe (as per the Yorkshire Evening Post) to hit his peak for the play-offs but it could be his teammate who’s the real shining light. Indeed, despite earning just one point from their last four games, Leeds have the ability to go all the way as long as Tyler Roberts steps up.
Indeed, the same report claims the Welsh international is hopeful of being fit for the next few games as Leeds dream of a Premier League return.
Roofe has struggled recently and it’s seen the whole team suffer with him. But Marcelo Bielsa’s side can’t afford to rely on him too heavily for goals, so Roberts will have a huge say on which division they play in next season.
From 28 games he’s scored just three goals and made six assists. That’s not promotion form, but the play-offs are different. His creativity and vision can be a real threat in the final third and the opposition know it. It’s time for him to prove his worth.
Yes, he’s only 20-years-old and he’s not expected to stand out at that age, but he certainly has the ability to stand up and be counted. The quality he’s shown will be a huge boost for Leeds’ promotion chances despite the squad’s well-documented poor form.
The fact he can play right across the front three gives Bielsa the option to swap him around quickly if things aren’t working in the play-offs too. Roofe may return to form, but if he doesn’t, they have a very capable Roberts to take over and guide them to promotion.
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