Tyler Roberts is looking like a player who could do great things at Elland Road. At the age of just 19 there’s plenty of time in his career for him to make a real name for himself, however, he will need to use that time and the Leeds fans are prepared to give him it after he failed to impress in his 70 minutes on the pitch against Millwall. You can read about Roberts’ display in The YEP.
On the end of chances but lacking the killer touch – a look at how Tyler Roberts coped on his league debut at Millwall:https://t.co/nnfMflFDA0
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 16, 2018
There’s absolutely no doubting that there’s a quality player inside Tyler Roberts somewhere and Marcelo Bielsa obviously sees it too, explaining why he threw him in at the deep end away at Millwall on Saturday. With both Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe missing it was always going to be tough for Roberts to step in and make an impact but whilst he may not have managed in at The Den, the fans are ready to give him time.
Roberts signed from West Brom last January and he has all the qualities to make it at Elland Road. He could easily have taken the match ball home from The Den after he passed up four good chances, but it’s imperative that the fans refrain from getting on his back. After all, he is only 19 and he is still finding himself in these positions. More experienced strikers have succumbed to the atmosphere at The Den and Roberts has got obvious qualities that Bielsa will be keen to bring out in the coming months of the season.
You can see what the Whites made of Roberts here:
Got in some good positions,had 3 goal scoring opportunities. On another day he would of bagged a couple. Think he is well worth persisting with
— BB (@saam_talk) September 16, 2018
Same could be said of Kemar Roofe when he started Leeds career. Look where he is now. Predict Tyler Roberts on fire soon.
— Neil Quinn (@neilquinn50) September 16, 2018
A young kid on his full debut. Give him a chance, he will be very good for Leeds.
— Dave Evans (@davee_evans) September 16, 2018
Get behind him we need him time to stop writing off players so quick
— Dont you know hes LOCO (@LufcDamo) September 16, 2018
Yeah let’s write him off like so many people did with Beckford, Becchio, McCormack and Wood who all had dodgy or poor starts at #lufc Not to mention current players like Roofe and Klich who many would have discarded in the summer
— Mark (@connor_mjc) 16 September 2018
@diamondclass46 Give him a chance, after all Chris Woods wasn’t exactly prolific in his first season at Leeds, not was Beckford!
— Raymond Diamond (@diamondclass46) September 16, 2018
Feel like with more game time in the position he puts those chances away. Nothing can compare or prepare you for first team football like this unless you get s run of games.
— Greg Andrews LUFC (@Greg_01) September 16, 2018
It would be stupid to write off a 19-year-old striker after one poor game in front of goal and the fans are desperate to see Roberts bounce back from his showing at The Den.