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Could Tyler Roberts, the forgotten striker, be the solution Leeds United need up front?

The nineteen year-old has has three head coaches since signing on the dotted line at Elland Road, but is yet to make an appearance following a couple of injuries. The Welshman was already recovering from a previous injury upon arrival but he was suddenly found to have a cracked shin, which proved to rule him out for the remainder of the season. Signed by Thomas Christiansen, Roberts has represented Wales at level from under-15 upwards, earning fourteen appearances with two goals, one of which in the Victory shield final for the under-16s against England, a tournament in which he captained the side. Now, he returns to pre-season fit and hopeful that his injury problems are behind him, and now working under Marcelo Bielsa could be the best thing for him to fast-track his career having missed the second half of the season.

The forward has had three loan moves to Oxford, Shrewsbury and Walsall before the Whites snapped him up from now fellow Championship side West Bromwich Albion for an initial £2.5 million which will rise depending on other clauses in the contract. With Shrewsbury he scored four and assisted two in thirteen matches, two goals and one assist with Oxford in 22 games and five goals accompanied by four assists inside nineteen games including a goal and assist in the Walsall fightback against Bradford, coming back from 3-0 down to earn a point.

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