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Leeds United’s frustrating player update could be good news for 20-y/o ahead of West Brom test



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series, this content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…

Leeds United were dealt a frustrating blow with Marcelo Bielsa revealing that Pablo Hernandez is set to miss their game against West Brom on Tuesday evening at Elland Road.

The Spaniard has been a key player to rely on for Bielsa’s side, as he currently has four goals and four assists so far in this year’s league campaign.

Hernandez missed Leeds’ game at the weekend, and he left a sizeable void going forward as the Whites fell to a shock 1-0 defeat against Charlton Athletic.

But with Hernandez set to miss Leeds’ clash with West Brom on Tuesday, Bielsa’s side could be up against it in terms of creativity going forward.

The midfielder scored ten goals and was on hand to provide ten assists in their league campaign last term, and he would have been confident of replicating that this season after such a positive start.

But Hernandez’s absence from the game against the Baggies, could be good news for a returning Leeds player who will be keen to to make up for lost time so far this season.

Tyler Roberts is that player, and the ()-year-old made his first appearance of this year’s campaign as a late substitute against Charlton.

Roberts played a key role in Leeds’ promotion push last season, which ultimately ended in disappointment, as they were beaten by Derby County in their play-off semi-final.

He’ll be hoping that he can prove himself once again, and could be the perfect candidate to provide the creativity that Leeds have been missing since Hernandez has been sidelined.

His pace and trickery on the ball make him a defenders’ nightmare, and if Patrick Bamford or Eddie Nketiah can find their best form in front of goal against Slaven Bilic’s side, then Leeds shouldn’t have a problem in ending West Brom’s unbeaten start to the season.

Is Roberts the right player to replace Hernandez?





Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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Article title: Leeds United’s frustrating player update could be good news for 20-y/o ahead of West Brom test

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