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Leeds fans tip Tyler Roberts to start tonight

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...

Tyler Roberts could play for Leeds United tonight, if fan theories are accurate.

Tyler Roberts of West Bromwich Albion during the West Bromwich Albion training session on July 20, 2016 in Venlo, Netherlands.

Leeds United fans on Twitter reckon that Marcelo Bielsa could play Tyler Roberts tonight.

United, who sit top of the Championship, host struggling Preston in a second-round League Cup clash at Elland Road.

The Leeds head coach made seven changes for the 2-1 win over Bolton in the previous round and, with a top-of-the-table clash with Middlesbrough looming large on Friday, Bielsa is certain to preserve some of his heavy hitters against the Lilywhites.

Roberts, a £2.5 million signing from West Brom in January, faced Bolton on that occasion but hasn't made the squad for a Championship game since, often being used in the Under-23s.

However, the 19-year-old striker, who can also play left and right wing, was omitted from yesterday's U-23 clash with QPR, prompting some Leeds fans to suggest that Bielsa will use him again tonight.

Roberts has endured a torrid time since joining Leeds, having spent the second half of last season out injured.

He will have hoped to turn over a new leaf this time around, but it's worth remembering that he is still technically a teenager, so even if he struggles for Championship games all season, it's not an indication that he isn't going to make it in West Yorkshire.

Darren Moore First Team Coach of West Bromwich Albion and Tyler Roberts during a West Bromwich Albion Training Session on January 22, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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