Leeds United fans react to news of an injury blow for new signing Tyler Roberts

Fans look on during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

The former West Bromwich Albion striker has yet to feature in Leeds United colours.

West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong,...

Leeds United fans will have to wait longer than expected to see new signing Tyler Roberts in action. The former West Bromwich Albion striker arrived at Elland Road on deadline day, but has not yet been fit enough to make his Whites bow.

A debut seemed to be on the cards in the near future, only for Leeds to announce on Wednesday that Roberts will be out for an 'extended period' of time after cracking his shin.

The 19-year-old will now see a specialist to determine how long he will be out of action for, although new Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom warned: "the club has a duty of care to ensure we don’t rush these situations because we expect Tyler to be an important player for us for years to come".

Reacting to the news on Twitter, several Leeds fans are seemingly happy to be patient with their £2.5 million January recruit, who, interestingly, may have landed West Brom a higher fee in the summer, had a tribunal hearing been required - or worse still, opted for a move elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

For others, however, that is simply not the case - and the conspiracy theorists are out in force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Did Leeds rush through the deal with West Brom - and, if so, were they right to do so?

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