By David Woods

23rd Feb, 2021 | 6:44pm

Leeds fans not happy with Tyler Roberts v Southampton

Marcelo Bielsa made a big change to his Leeds United team tonight, starting Diego Llorente for just the second time in his Elland Road career.

Llorente only managed 10 minutes last time he started, breaking down in the game against Newcastle.

He’s already smashed that, making it to half-time without any problems.

That’s a big relief for Leeds fans.

What’s not a relief is the pitch, which was causing players to slip again, and a poor first half from Tyler Roberts.

He was guilty of squandering a great chance when Raphinha set him up brilliantly, only for Roberts to balloon the ball over the bar.

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In a game of very few chances, we need our attackers to take gilt-edged chances like this. At the very least, Roberts had to hit the target.

Roberts is on trial with a lot of fans and there are plenty among our fanbase who don’t think he’s up to the job.

His detractors were out in force tonight with one saying he is “League 1 at best” and another calling for him to be sold in the summer.

That’s harsh but we definitely need to see more composure from the young attacker. If anyone needs a goal it’s Roberts and he’s not going to get many easier chances to give the goalkeeper a test.

Here are the best reactions to Tyler Roberts’ first half tonight…

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