Roberts has impressed at Leeds when given the chance by Marcelo Bielsa.
Tyler Roberts has told Leeds United’s official website that he wants to emulate West Bromwich Albion forward Hal Robson-Kanu – just says after the latter scored against Leeds in a 4-1 win at The Hawthorns.
Roberts, 19, has broken into the Leeds side this season and has found the back of the net three times in eight Championship appearances. His form has seen Ryan Giggs call him up to the Wales side.
Roberts, who joined Leeds in January for a fee believed to be in the region of £4million (Daily Mail) from West Brom, has now clocked up four caps for his country but remained an unused substitute during the 1-0 loss to Albania on Tuesday.
The versatile attacker told Leeds’ website that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Robson-Kanu. The West Brom man has written himself into Welsh folklore after his goal against Belgium in Euro 2016, and Roberts wants to copy that.
“Hal Robson-Kanu was the number nine with Wales, and in the Euros especially, he showed his quality. I looked at that tournament and thought that’s what I want to be doing,” Roberts said.
Roberts is struggling for game time at Leeds after the return of Kemar Roofe, remaining an unused sub for three of the last four Championship outings before getting 24 minutes against West Brom – where Robson-Kanu netted.
The Leeds teenager is likely to be on the bench once again on Saturday as Marcelo Bielsa’s side play host to Bristol City at Elland Road as they look to get their promotion bid back on track.