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Tyler Roberts could be about to be given his chance following Bamford injury

Tyler Roberts could be about to be given his chance following Bamford injury

Leeds travel to Millwall this weekend in it what will be a tough game for the promotion contenders. 

Under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds have turned into one of the most entertaining and dangerous sides in the Championship. Individually, Kemar Roofe, Samu Saiz and Kalvin Phillips have improved massively under the Argentinian manager.

However, with Bielsa’s high-tempo and high-energy style of play also comes the risk of injury and the need to use the full remit of his squad. To backup Kemar Roofe, Leeds signed Chelsea man Patrick Bamford in order to be an adequate replacement should the striker get injured.

Unfortunately for Leeds, Bamford has picked up a knee injury and will be out for four months and with that in mind, the Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that Bielsa could turn to youth player, Tyler Roberts.

The Breakdown

Making his full international debut for Wales against Ireland last week, Roberts is a striker that has plenty of potential and although he wasn’t in the first-team reckoning at the beginning of the season, he could be about to break into Bielsa’s squad.

The Welsh striker joined the club in January, having been on loan at Walsall from West Brom for the first half of the season. While at the League One club, Roberts scored five goals in 17 appearances for the club but unfortunately picked up an injury and didn’t manage to make an appearance for the Whites since his arrival.

He’s made the bench three times this season and with Bamford out, he could well be about to be given a chance to make his mark.

What do you think Leeds fans? 

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