Tyler Roberts will start for Leeds United on Saturday despite being sent home from international duty for a “breach of protocols”.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about whether recent events would effect the 22-year-old’s chances of starting against Sheffield United.
Roberts was released from the Wales squad on Tuesday for an unspecified breach of protocol along with West Brom’s Hal Robson-Kanu and Stoke City’s Rabbi Matondo.
Three members of the Cymru senior national squad have been released from the Welsh camp today after breaching FAW protocol.
— FA WALES (@FAWales) March 29, 2021
As quoted by the BBC, the Leeds attacker has since apologised and said he “shouldn’t have been up in the hotel later than the set time”.
He started Wales’ 1-0 friendly win over Mexico on Saturday but was not expected to start tonight’s fixture against the Czech Republic.
When asked by Football Insider if the incident would have any impact on Roberts’ chance of playing for Leeds this weekend, Campbell said:
“I don’t think it will have any bearing on what happens with him at Leeds. It will have no hinderance on whether he plays against Sheffield United.
“It will just be a case of whether Bielsa fancies him or not and let’s be honest, he has been playing really well over the past month or so. It’s probably been his best spell for a long time.
“I think he will start behind Bamford at the weekend.”
Roberts has started Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s last six Premier League fixtures.
He has contributed two assists in 19 appearances this season, of which only eight have been league starts.