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Tyler Roberts suffers Leeds United injury setback, hopefully not the new Michael Bridges

26 Dec 1999:  Michael Bridges of Leeds is chased by Muzzy Izzel of Leicester during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Leeds won the game 2-1. \...

The January signing from West Brom has struggled for fitness since heading to Leeds.

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,...West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts

Leeds United have been dealt a blow regarding their transfer deadline day signing Tyler Roberts.

The 19-year-old attacker was signed from West Brom after he had impressed on loan at Walsall.

The Welsh youngster cost the club a fee reported by Sky Sports to be in the region of £2.5 million (rising to £4 million) but he arrived at the club with a knock and is now set for a further spell on the sidelines with a fracture to his shin bone.

The injury is dreadful news for the 19-year-old who has yet to make his Leeds debut.

13 Sep 2000:   Phillip Cocu of Barcelona tries to tackle Michael Bridges of Leeds during the Champions League first round match between Barcelona and Leeds United at Nou Camp Stadium,...13 Sep 2000: Phillip Cocu of Barcelona tries to tackle Michael Bridges of Leeds

It is a situation which some might feel mirrors that of former Leeds striker Michael Bridges.

Leeds spent big to bring him from Sunderland in 1999 at the age of 20 after he had impressed with the Black Cats.

Despite being a hot prospect he unfortunately never quite made the grade at Leeds and a major reason behind his failures was an injury-ravaged period at the club.

26 Dec 1999:  Michael Bridges of Leeds is chased by Muzzy Izzel of Leicester during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Leeds won the game 2-1. \...26 Dec 1999: Michael Bridges of Leeds is chased by Muzzy Izzel of Leicester during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Leeds won the game 2-1. \...

He ended up fading away at Elland Road despite having all the talent at his disposal to become a hit in West Yorkshire.

Roberts has certainly not had the best of luck in his hunt for an immediate good start at Leeds and will hope his luck changes rapidly so he does not become another ‘could have been’ stories at Elland Road.

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