Tyler Roberts sends message to Leeds United fans after injury blow confirmed

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,...

New Leeds United signing Tyler Roberts has spoken on Twitter after his debut for the club was prolonged even further. Roberts has yet to play for Leeds since his deadline day transfer from West Bromwich Albion.

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".

He said: "Absolutely gutted with this injury, I will be working as hard as i can to come back even stronger and better to repay the patience the fans have put in me❤️ #MOT"

West Brom are said to have received around £2.5 million for Roberts, who scored five goals and created another four in 19 appearances for Walsall in the first half of the campaign.

Several other clubs were credited with interest in the Wales Under-21 international, who later revealed he saw the chance to join Leeds as the 'perfect opportunity'.

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

Roberts told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "There’s no problems with me back at West Brom. There was just the situation of me wanting to go and play. When a big club like Leeds comes in for you it seems like the perfect opportunity to go and do that.

"Everyone hears things about what’s going on but I was just training there, pushing to get into the team. Then I start to know that Leeds was more of a serious note so I was prepared for anything.

"It’s gone into talks with West Brom and my agent and it became more set in stone that it could happen. If you get asked to come here, it’s a massive honour. Any player would."

Will Roberts be worth the wait for Leeds?

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