Leeds' Tyler Roberts could be thrown into deep end

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.

Is there suddenly a lot of pressure on Leeds United's Tyler Roberts?

Leeds United's Tyler Roberts reacts to the defeat after the final whistle

Leeds United's physio and medical team are certainly earning their money this season.

The Elland Road side have had a lot of players injured throughout an otherwise brilliant campaign under Marcelo Bielsa.

And Pablo Hernandez might join the likes of Patrick Bamford and Gaetano Berardi on Leeds' missing list for a while.

Bielsa told a press conference after beating Rotherham 2-1 on Saturday that Hernandez 'complained of an injury' shortly before being substituted in the final minutes [Yorkshire Evening Post].


It's a massive blow for United if the Spaniard is out for an extended period of time and suddenly there might be a lot of pressure on Tyler Roberts.

The Wales international, a £4 million signing from West Brom last January [The Daily Mail], has been used in a number 10 role recently, despite being signed as a striker.

And with Samu Saiz gone, and Izzy Brown still not 100% ready for Championship games evidently, it seems like Roberts is the best and only option for now.

For a player that only turned 20 on January 12, potentially asking him to replace a player of Hernandez's vintage in a team desperate for Premier League  promotion is unfair, but Leeds have little choice but to rely on him at the moment.

Leeds United's Tyler Roberts competing with Queens Park Rangers' goalkeeper Matt Ingram in the penalty area during the FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Doncaster...

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