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'Just hits it straight': ITV pundit slams 22-year-old Leeds player's shooting

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Robert Earnshaw has criticised Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts’ finishing last night.

Poor finishing?

Wales drew 0-0 with Estonia yesterday, in what was a very disappointing result for Rob Page’s men.

Their best chance on the evening arguably fell to Leeds United’s Roberts, but he fluffed his lines when well placed.

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Roberts struck a shot straight at the goalkeeper when one-on-one and bearing down on goal.

And Earnshaw was disappointed that the Leeds forward didn’t show more prowess with his finish.

He said: “What he doesn’t do, is that he doesn’t do anything with the shot.

“The shot should be bending away from the goalkeeper, into the corner, and coming back in, but he doesn’t do anything.

“He just hits it straight and it’s easy for the goalkeeper.

“He doesn’t do anything with the shot, what you’re supposed to do is do something with the shot, make it bend away from the goalkeeper so if it beats him it’s going in, but he didn’t do any of that.”

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Not enough goals?

Roberts’ finishing has not only been criticised on the international stage.

There is also a feeling around Leeds supporters that he simply isn’t clinical enough.

Roberts was given plenty of chances by Marcelo Bielsa last term, but ultimately only scored once at Premier League level.

With Leeds bolstering their attacking options with the arrival of Dan James this summer, Roberts now faces a real fight for a spot.

But he has appeared as a substitute in all three of Leeds’ Premier League games so far this term.

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