Leeds United could be ready to give deadline day signing Tyler Roberts his debut for the club in their Championship clash with Bristol City on Sunday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds’ official twitter feed.
The Whites picked up the young forward from West Bromwich Albion as the transfer window was drawing to a close, for a fee of £2.5 million, but he is yet to feature for the Yorkshire outfit despite the outlay.
Since he has arrived at Leeds, the man who signed him, Thomas Christiansen, has departed with Paul Heckingbottom taking over at Elland Road.
The new Leeds manager will be taking charge of his first home match as Whites boss against the Robins, and may well hand a debut to the new signing.
— West Yorkshire Sport (@WYSdaily) February 13, 2018
Although Roberts is yet to feature for the Yorkshire club, he has played a good amount of football this season as he was out on loan at Walsall, before making his permanent move to Elland Road last month.
In his spell at the Bescot Stadium, the forward made 19 appearances in all competitions and scored five times with his last outing coming at Charlton on January 20, so he hasn’t been on the sidelines for very long.
Were Roberts to be given his Leeds debut in the Sunday afternoon fixture, he could come in for Kemar Roofe, who was substituted in the defeat by Sheffield United last time out having received a knee to the head.
It remains to be seen whether the former Oxford attacker will have recovered from the blow he took at Bramall Lane, but if he doesn’t then Leeds have a readymade replacement in the form of their new signing.
Fans of the Yorkshire club were keen to see what Roberts can offer their side, and it would appear they will not have to wait much longer to find out.