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How is Tyler Roberts’ loan at QPR going? Does the Leeds United man look set for the World Cup? All the latest…

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Things have never really got going for Tyler Roberts during his time at Leeds United.

Having joined the club from West Brom back in the 2018 January transfer window, the attacker has struggled to ever establish himself as a regular at Elland Road, or make the required impact.

Indeed, the 23-year-old managed just one goal in 23 Premier League appearances for Leeds last season, with only seven starts during that time.

As a result, it was perhaps no surprise to see Roberts on the move in the summer transfer window, with the Wales international joining Championship side QPR on loan with the option to buy.

But just how have things gone for him since he made that move to Loftus Road?

We’ve taken a look at some of the big questions around that, right here.

How is it going?

Since making his move to QPR, Roberts has experienced a rather mixed time of things.

On the one hand, he has certainly been getting opportunities, making 12 Championship appearances, starting nine of those, despite struggling for fitness early in the season, for a side currently sat fourth in the second-tier standings.

However, the attacker still seems to be waiting for things to really click for him in front of goal, having found the net just once – in a 2-1 win at Bristol City at the start of October – so far.

Meanwhile, the attacker now appears to be facing another setback, after suffering a recurrence of a calf injury during his side’s 2-0 defeat at Birmingham on Friday night.

Does he have a chance of going to the World Cup?

Despite the inevitable concerns that will have arisen from that calf injury, it does seem as though Roberts will still be going to the World Cup later this month.

Although QPR head coach Michael Beale has confirmed that the attacker will miss all of his club side’s remaining games before the tournament, he has also insisted that Roberts will still be going to Qatar.

The 23-year-old already has 20 senior international caps to his name, meaning he does certainly look to be in a strong position to claim a spot in Rob Page’s 26-man squad.

But given he has played just six minutes of football for Wales in this calendar, how much of a part he actually plays in the World Cup, does still remain to be seen.

Do you think Roberts has a future at Leeds?





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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.