Keith Andrews claims rarely-seen Leeds ace 'has to start' v Huddersfield, Hasselbaink disagrees
Sky Sports pundit Keith Andrews has claimed that Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts must start the upcoming clash against Huddersfield Town.
Andrews was impressed with the Welsh international’s cameo against Hull City on Saturday, where he scored twice in the final 20 minutes of the 4-0 victory.
Fellow Sky pundit Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink seemed to disagree though, admitting that it will be Patrick Bamford who keeps his spot under Marcelo Bielsa.
Roberts was particularly impressive at the KCOM Stadium and added that touch of efficiency that the Whites have been so desperately missing in West Yorkshire.
Andrews claimed he simply has to start in next week’s Yorkshire derby at Elland Road when analysing the second goal.
“The ball was delightful, the movement, just pulling into a little bit of space off Pennington, really good – that’s an outstanding goal,” he said on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game.
“He’s got to start the next game, has to start the next game.”
Hasselbaink simply disagreed with that claim, with the former Whites forward admitting that Bielsa won’t make that switch.
“I don’t think that will happen.”
It would have been a hard watch for Bamford, who did run his socks off before being replaced. His work made sure that the game opened up for Roberts, who took advantage emphatically.
Roberts did bag his brace with only two shots on Saturday, more than Bamford managed in the 67 minutes prior to that. The 26-year-old didn’t manage a single effort as his work off the ball opened space for the midfielders behind him who took centre-stage [WhoScored].
Although Roberts does most likely deserve his spot in the side from the beginning after Saturday’s goals, we side with Hasselbaink on this one that it will most likely be Bamford keeping his place against Huddersfield.
In other Leeds United news, here are three things learned about the Whites after the 4-0 win against Hull