Leeds fans are expecting great things from Tyler Roberts, as the young striker updated fans on his eventual return from injury.
There were a fair few problems for Leeds last season. The injury to Luke Ayling left a disorganised defence leaking goals, the arrival of Paul Heckingbottom had the opposite effect it was supposed to, and the team just sort of coasted to an underwhelming mid-table finish.
Undoubtedly the biggest issue for the club in recent years though has been their poor business in the transfer market, and no one epitomises the club’s bizarre transfer moves quite like Roberts.
That’s not a knock on the 19 year-old as a player, but he joined in January while carrying an injury and has yet to kick a ball for the first team.
To bring in a striker to save your season only for him to make it to his third manager before making an appearance is right up there as one of the worst transfers in recent memory, but fans are hoping he can make up for lost time.
The youngster left West Brom having made only one senior appearance, but successful loan spells at Shrewsbury and Walsall have fans feeling there may be something special to come from the speedy striker.
Marcelo Bielsa desperately needs a proven goalscorer this summer, and while that is more likely to be Matej Vydra than Roberts, getting the youngster playing at full fitness and confidence would be a massive bonus for the new manager.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are heaping praise on Roberts, even if a few couldn’t resist a little joke…
What player has had 3 managers before he makes debut? Can’t be many!
— James Edward Posnett (@James__Posnett) July 2, 2018
Can’t tell you how pleased I am to see you back pal.
You’re a real talent and that injury was really cruel.
LETS GO ???
— Bielsa’s cheese wedge ultras (@ColinCarmichae2) July 2, 2018
All joking aside, looking forward to seeing you bang goals in left, right & centre at ER this season lad! ?MOT? ?
— Dean ??LUFC On the lookout for Scam artists!?? (@CoatonDean) July 2, 2018
Like a new signing tbf. Hope you get it going now Tyler ? #LUFC
— eddieleeds (@eddieleeds1) July 2, 2018
Great news hope you have a great season with us looking forward to watching you banging goals in ????
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) July 2, 2018
Hat trick on your debut and all is forgiven ?
— Darren Best (@BESTCreativeLds) July 2, 2018
We’ve almost forgotten about you Tyler ! Glad to see you’re finally nearly back and with a poinnt to prove , use that I reckon !
— Dave Duracell (@DaveDuracell) July 2, 2018
Passed the Bielsa test anyway ????
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) July 2, 2018
— Will Tunnicliffe (@WillTunnicliff3) July 3, 2018
Looks lime it could be an exciting season for you, and us too. I’m dying to see you flourish under Bielsabubs coaching.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) July 2, 2018