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