Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts is now back to full fitness and giving Marcelo Bielsa another selection headache.
A 1-0 win over Birmingham City this weekend saw Roberts introduced in the second half as Kalvin Phillips notched the only goal of the game to give the home side a crucial win on their weekend of centenary celebrations.
Roberts’ return to action should provide Bielsa with a few questions in terms of who he selects in his starting XI and the player himself has already admitted he is delighted to be back out on the pitch following a hugely frustrating summer.
With the likes of Patrick Bamford still struggling for goals and Eddie Nketiah still not trusted to start under Bielsa, getting Roberts back into the action could well prove to be crucial for Leeds in what will be a busy and important winter of football.
Roberts can bring good things to the Leeds squad and we at FLW took a look to highlight TWO key things he will bring to the table now he’s back fit and firing…
Pressure off others
It’s no secret that Leeds rely heavily on the likes of Pablo Hernandez to create for them, so with the Spaniard missing the last few weeks, there has been a bit of a gap in terms of creativity.
Having Roberts back in the fold should ensure Hernandez has less pressure on his shoulders when it comes to laying on chances for teammates.
Marcelo Bielsa will be hopeful he can add some goals too and take the weight off the likes of Patrick Bamford too.
He’s desperate to do well
Sometimes getting players back is like the club making a new signing. It feels very much like this is the case with Roberts.
After a hugely annoying summer of getting back to fitness, Roberts is clearly raring to go and seemingly chomping at the bit to be given a regular chance in the first-team.
That sort of hunger shouldn’t be undervalued and will help keep the rest of the squad on their toes.