Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts admits being sidelined for so long was hard to take

Tyler Roberts of Wales during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Irland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts scored his first two goals for Marcelo Bielsa's side in midweek.

Tyler Roberts of Wales during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Irland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Tyler Roberts has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that being sidelined for so long with injury just after joining Leeds United was hard to take.

Roberts arrived at Leeds in January last year in a £4 million transfer (Daily Mail), but he missed almost the whole of the campaign after cracking his shin bone.

The 19-year-old has had to bide his time for chances, but he certainly took his opportunity in midweek.

 

Roberts scored twice for Leeds as they beat Preston North End 3-0, with both goals well taken.

And the youngster admits that it was nice to forget the frustration of the past since his move to Leeds.

He said: “The feeling was one of the best I’ve had. Just hearing the noise was great.

“This is the first time I’ve been through a long injury and to have it happen as soon as I joined Leeds was mentally tough. Being at games and hearing the atmosphere was hard to take. As a footballer you want to play.”

Tyler Roberts of Wales during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Roberts’ goals have eased concern over the impact that Patrick Bamford's absence could have on Leeds this season.

There were fears that the youngster could struggle to lead the line, but his brace against Preston should give him a much needed confidence boost.

Leeds are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Birmingham City.

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,...

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