With many Leeds United fans commenting that the Bristol City game at Elland Road is the ‘last chance saloon’ for the Whites to hit towards the play-offs, here’s some injury news that they won’t want to hear.
According to a report on the club website, the Whites will be without new signing Tyler Roberts for what the club calls an “extended period” of time after “picking up an ankle injury in training earlier this week.”
Roberts was signed from Premier League West Bromwich Albion in the final throes of the January transfer window, the youngster coming as a highly regarded frontman and current Wales international. Roberts was on loan in League One, prior to his arrival at Elland Road, and had scored five goals and provided three assists for Wallsall.
He arrived at Leeds with an injury that was described as a ‘kick’ by former Whites head coach Thomas Christiansen, with the young striker not playing a part in the game against Cardiff City.
The article providing news that Roberts will be absent for an “extended period” also mentions, and clarifies, that the club are awaiting comment and prognosis of another injury. They say that “initial scans” have indicated that the 19-year-old “has a small crack on his shin” and that it is this which will determine “a timescale for Tyler’s return to action.”
Leeds United face Bristol City on Sunday at Elland Road, likely it seems that they will continue with Pierre-Michel Lasogga up front against the Robins.