Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts has said that his decision to leave West Bromwich Albion and join the Yorkshire club was a ‘no brainer’.
Roberts developed through his youth career with the Baggies before having loan spells with the likes of Oxford United, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall. Attempting to make a name for himself in the first team at the Hawthorns, the young forward struggled, managing to make just one appearance during his time with the club.
Taking part in a Q&A session with Leeds’ official Twitter account, Roberts touched on his decision to sign for the club, saying:
“I was at West Brom and I had just come back from a loan at Walsall and I kind of wanted to try and cement a first-team place at West Brom. When it kind of got made obvious it was not going to happen that season, or maybe the next season after, I had had enough of going out on loan.
“I wanted to settle and try and fight for a spot. Leeds were interested and they said I would be part of the first team. Obviously, it is a massive club and it was a no-brainer for me.”
The 21-year-old has certainly been handed ample playing time by Leeds but he will be hoping to make a bigger impact when the Championship season returns.
With the potential of further minutes to come, Roberts will be hoping to get on the scoresheet more often in order to remain in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans ahead of what looks increasingly likely to be a promotion-winning summer for the league leaders.
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