Jermaine Beckford has enthused over Tyler Roberts’ return to the fold at Leeds United, with the former Elland Road striker admitting the 20-year-old brings something a little bit different to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Leeds have been deprived of Roberts’ service so far this season due to an knee injury, but the former West Brom man made his return to action for the under-23s earlier in the week.
Although it isn’t clear when Roberts will be available to Bielsa in the Championship, Beckford is expecting him to have a role to play at Elland Road this season.
“I do (see him getting games), I like Tyler,” Beckford told Football League World in an exclusive interview with Chief Editor, Sam Rourke.
“He offers something different to the rest of the boys.
“He’s been laid off for a while, so the exciting thing that comes from him is that he’s going to be hungry, he’s going to be eager to get on the goalscoring charts again.
“It’s all healthy competition.”
Last season was Roberts’ breakthrough at Elland Road, with the forward showing his versatility across Bielsa’s attack.
The Welsh international managed 28 appearances in the Championship, which brought three goals and five assists, with Roberts’ best performances coming in the No.10 role during the second-half of the season.
Currently, Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich are playing in the advanced midfield roles for Bielsa, helping Leeds to 13 points from their opening six games of the season.