Leeds attacker ruled out of clash v Bristol City as BBC journo shares recent Bielsa update
Tyler Roberts will not be available for Leeds United this weekend when they play against Bristol City at Elland Road.
The 21-year-old attacker missed the 1-1 draw away at Brentford on Tuesday night due to a knock he received when he played at the weekend.
It was not reported at the time how long Roberts would be absent for with the knock but BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope has now revealed that Marcelo Bielsa confirmed the Wales international would miss a couple of weeks’ worth of action.
He said the other day he’d miss a couple of weeks.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) February 13, 2020
It means that Roberts will miss the match against the Robins on Saturday while it could also mean he’ll be ruled out of the meeting with Reading at Elland Road next weekend on February 22.
Roberts has had a miserable, injury-plagued season for Leeds.
He’s been fit enough to make just 12 appearances in the Championship and has only played in three of United’s last 15 matches.
Leeds looked as though they played a bit of a blinder when they plucked Roberts from West Brom in January 2018 but there were red flags about his fitness straight away when he arrived at Elland Road with an injury.
West Brom must have let Roberts go knowing that he had injury issues and while he can put in some very good performances for Leeds, it is looking as though he is not someone who Marcelo Bielsa can rely on too much.
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa made a suggestion about Roberts’ role in his press conference on Thursday.