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.
So by that team sheet does it mean Tyler Roberts gets to play with the big boys??? does it? does it?— LUrCoE (@WagooWiggi) August 27, 2018
Shaughnessy, Roberts and Rey all involved v PNE then I guess— Damian Staniforth (@Damo_1983) August 27, 2018
Looks like Shaughnessy and Roberts being kept back for 1st team duty tomorrow....— A Programme About Art (@haydnandrew) August 27, 2018
I generally keep forgetting about Tyler Roberts— Billy McGlennon (@chuckielufc) August 27, 2018
Rey’s gone, and Shaugnessy and Roberts in the squad for PNE #LUFC— Albo (@albo_akinfenwa) August 27, 2018
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.
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