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Leeds United have £2.5m striking solution in Tyler Roberts

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Leeds United have £2.5m striking solution in Tyler Roberts

The Welsh international can easily step up in Eddie Nketiah’s absence.

Leeds United may be short a striker for the next few weeks, according to reports. Eddie Nketiah has suffered an abdominal injury and, as reported by The Mirror, he is set for up to three weeks out of action as a result. 

It leaves Leeds short in attack, with only Patrick Bamford a recognised front-man in the first-team. 

So could it be Leeds see a recently returned player moving into the striking position when called upon?

 

Whilst Leeds could all up the inexperienced duo of Ryan Edmondson or Kun Temenuzhkov, the more likely solution is the versatility Tyler Roberts provides. 

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Whilst clearly better operating in the attacking midfield role Roberts has played plenty of his senior football as a central striker. Indeed, when Leeds signed him from West Brom in January 2018 for a reported (Yorkshire Evening Post) £2.5 million he arrived with a reputation as a striker. 

However, with Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe dominating the striker position Roberts adapted into playing other positions. 

Now it seems he is the best alternative to Bamford, just one week after his first 90 minutes of the season which was capped off with a goal. Hopefully, Roberts can do the job for Leeds if called upon.

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