Leeds United had a number of senior players featuring for their under-23s on Monday afternoon against Stoke City.

The young Whites picked up yet another three points, deservedly extending their lead at the top of the Premier League 2

Mark Jackson named Diego Llorente, Kalvin Phillips, Tyler Roberts and Helder Costa in his side all getting valuable minutes with the Southampton game postponed in the Premier League this week.

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Roberts has been thrown back into the action after a whirlwind couple of weeks.

Marcelo Bielsa claimed the Welsh international was “unavailable” after missing games against Spurs and Crawley.

That led to strong speculation on his future, with numerous Championship sides reportedly interested in a loan move during the January window.

Bielsa welcomed him back against Brighton and will have been impressed with his shining cameo after replacing Rodrigo in the 1-0 defeat.

The 22-year-old continued that form with the under-23s, looking to get on the ball and cause Stoke constant problems with his trickery, the only thing missing was a goal in his 45 minutes.

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Many Leeds fans have reacted to the performance of Roberts on Monday, and they were delighted with what they were watching.

One even claimed that the young Welshman looked like “Prime Zidane” in the final third, with the only thing missing his final product at Thorp Arch.

MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…

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