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Leeds fans react to Tyler Roberts’ under-23 display

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Leeds fans react to Tyler Roberts’ under-23 display

Tyler Roberts appears to have continued his charge to silence his doubters with another bright display as Leeds United’s under-23s beat Stoke on Monday.

Roberts was one of the few shining lights to emerge from the first-team’s defeat at the weekend. He brought some real intent onto the pitch after being introduced as a second-half substitute.

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And he was handed another chance to impress this week. The Wales international started for Mark Jackson’s side as they hosted the Potters at Thorp Arch.

It was Diego Llorente who scored the decisive goal. But Roberts managed to impress many with his contribution before he was taken off at the break.


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He produced some outstanding touches. And he certainly showed glimpses of the player who somewhat stole the show in last season’s 4-0 win at Hull City.

And his performance prompted many on social media to suggest that they are excited about the form Roberts seems to be finding. There is a sense that he is about to hit a purple patch.

There had been speculation about the 21-year-old’s future. The Daily Mirror reported that a number of Championship sides had showed an interest in taking Roberts on loan.

At the time, the forward was unavailable to Marcel Bielsa – which only fuelled speculation that he may not be in the Leeds boss’ plans.

But there is surely little chance of Roberts now leaving in this window. He looks like he is raring to take any chance that comes his way.

With that in mind, here is how of the Leeds fans reacted to his under-23 display…

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