Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts has endured a whirlwind month at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa.

The Welsh international was deemed “unavailable” by Bielsa after missing games against Spurs and Crawley, leading to speculation over his future.

It appears more likely that Roberts was feeling ill or had even tested positive for COVID-19, with Illan Meslier also being labelled unavailable on Saturday.

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Roberts appeared to have been given a second wind after being brought on against Brighton and was one of the only positives in the defeat.

Writing on his personal Instagram account, Roberts shared his delight to have returned for the Whites in the Premier League.

“Tough one to take today,” he wrote. “Good feeling to be back out there, we move.”

Roberts was superb on his return.

When the 22-year-old was missing from the squad, the Daily Mail reported that Bournemouth and numerous Championship sides were interested in his services this month.

Bielsa admitted that he wanted to keep Roberts around at Elland Road, and his introduction against Brighton proved that.

The Welshman proved he still has much to offer as well, winning 100% of his offensive duels and adding much-needed urgency in the final third [WyScout].

Hopefully, those rumours can disappear now and Roberts can really concentrate on trying to earn his spot back in the first-team.

Roberts looked like a player who had a point to prove, and he did just that – now he must continue doing so in the Premier League.

In other Leeds United news, Gabby Agbonlahor claims key Whites duo must be rested

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