Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom has told Leeds Live that new signing Tyler Roberts is carrying an injury, preventing him from making his debut.
The Whites have endured a busy few days, as after sacking manager Thomas Christiansen on Sunday evening, they moved quickly to bring in his replacement in the Elland Road dugout.
Leeds swooped to land Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom on Tuesday, handing him an 18-month contract after some impressive work at Oakwell.
Heckingbottom will be looking to get off to a perfect start against Sheffield United this weekend, but one man who may not be available is striker Tyler Roberts.
Roberts, 19, joined Leeds from West Bromwich Albion last month, penning a four-and-a-half year deal at Elland Road as he approached the final few months of his deal at The Hawthorns.
The Welsh forward has impressed on loan at League One side Walsall, scoring five goals in 17 games this season, but he hasn't been able to make his Leeds debut just yet.
Now, new manager Heckingbottom has told Leeds Live that Roberts isn't 100% due to a knock he is carrying, but he could be involved this weekend having taken part in a light training session today.
Heckingbottom added that he has actually tried to sign Roberts for Barnsley before now, meaning he knows all about the striker – but he must be fully fit in order to play.
“He’s still not 100%. We did a light session today and he was involved,” said Heckingbottom. “He could possibly be involved at the weekend. I know about Tyler, I’ve spoken to his agent many times about bringing him in myself. But he needs to be right to play,” he added.
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