By Craig Scott

6th Mar, 2022 | 5:19pm

Tyler Roberts explodes at critics as Leeds United forward hits out on Instagram

Tyler Roberts has hit out at his critics after Leeds United lost 1-0 at Leicester on Saturday in Jesse Marsch’s first game in charge.

Roberts, 23, was substituted into the game with 14 minutes to go at the King Power but spent almost all of his time on the pitch carrying an injury.

He’s been widely criticised at Leeds this season and has clearly had enough with those who constantly talk him down.

“And to the few negative talks, I got nothing for you but grow up and help raise your team correctly. Respectively,” said Roberts via his Instagram story on 5 March after the loss at Leicester.

“Appreciate all you supporters that are 100 per cent, it doesn’t go unnoticed.

“Praying my injury isn’t too bad.

“The level of performance the boys gave today (Saturday) shows the potential this group has coming. We got this.”

Boiling point

Roberts has clearly had enough of the criticism that has been aimed at him.

There’s been a lot said about the former West Brom attacker this season and we understand that a lot of the criticism has been warranted.

However, it seems as though Roberts may have been slammed for his display at Leicester on Saturday.

That was hardly his fault as he spent almost all of his 14 minutes on the pitch carrying an injury as Marsch refused to sub him off.

Marsch has already used all three of his substitutions and didn’t want to go down to 10 men by taking Roberts off.

It’s probably not a wise decision to do that as Roberts’ injury could have gotten worse by him trying to play through the pain.

However, it wasn’t Roberts’ fault either way and the 23-year-old shouldn’t be criticised for something that he cannot help.

Roberts hasn’t done well at Leeds this season and honestly, we expect this season to be his last at Elland Road if the club isn’t relegated back to the Championship.

In other Leeds United news, Marsch was irritated by one Leeds senior player in the loss at Leicester.