‘It’s going to be tough’ – Reporter says Leeds ace faces big fight to save Elland Road career

Leeds striker Tyler Roberts will struggle to salvage his career at Elland Road after sustaining a serious injury, according to journalist Dean Jones.

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Roberts has spent the last four years at Leeds but has struggled to cement his place as an ever-present player in the team.

What’s the latest on Roberts?

The 23-year-old has featured in 23 Premier League games this season but has started just seven times, underlining how widely deployed he has been as an impact substitute.

His end product has also been questionable as he has just one goal and one assist to his name in the top flight in 2021/22.

With Jesse Marsch replacing Marcelo Bielsa recently, Roberts may have been hoping to get his season back on track under the new manager, but his hopes of doing so were dashed against Leicester earlier this month.

In Marsch’s first game at the helm, Roberts ruptured his hamstring tendon and he was ruled out for three months, meaning his season is over.

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What did Jones say about Roberts?

Jones admitted Roberts’ injury setback came at the worst possible time as he won’t be able to prove himself to Marsch by the end of the season.

Reflecting on Roberts’ misfortune, Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s going to be tough for him, and it’s definitely not a good time to get injured like that because you just want that playing time to even produce a moment that sticks in people’s minds.”

Is Roberts’ career at Leeds over?

The striker still has over two years left on his contract with the Premier League club, and he only signed a new deal last June. This indicates he may still have a future at Leeds.

However, he hasn’t been able to take his game to the next level over the past few seasons, and the fans and management team may have finally lost patience with him.

Marsch is likely to bring in some new faces this summer to put his mark on the team, particularly if Leeds stay on their feet, and that could see Roberts slip even lower in the pecking order.

If so, the club may decide the 19-cap Welsh international is surplus to requirements, and they could look to cash in on him with plenty of time left on his contract.