'Gutted', 'Incredibly frustrating' - Leeds fans react as player Twitter post rules him out of Sun
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans took to Twitter to wish Tyler Roberts all the best in his recovery after he revealed on the social media site was “absolutely gutted” to have suffered a serious injury so soon after his arrival.
United released a statement on their official website on Wednesday to explain that the January signing has a small crack to his shin and is facing an extended spell on the sidelines.
Roberts is set to see a specialist for further assessment before the club can put a specific timescale on his absence but they expect him to be out for some time.
The player took to his personal Twitter account on Wednesday evening to promise supporters that he would be working hard to “come back even stronger” from the shattering blow.
Absolutely gutted with this injury????, I will be working as hard as i can to come back even stronger and better to repay the patience the fans have put in me????????❤️ #MOT
— Tyler Roberts (@official_tyro) February 14, 2018
Leeds supporters reacted with dismay as yet another player has succumbed to the injury and suspension crisis that has robbed the team of so many key players since the turn of the year.
Many expressed sympathy with Roberts and urged him not to rush his recovery and to put his long-term prospects at the club ahead of short-term expediency.
Here is a selection of the best messages on Twitter:
Imagine the scenes when you bag a worldie on ya debut ????
— Jordan Matthew (@_JordanMatthew) February 14, 2018
We’re all with you Tyler and it’ll be worth it in the end. Enjoy your time with Luke Ayling!
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) February 14, 2018
We’re all behind you Tyler keep your chin up hopefully see you in that leeds shirt soon ????????????????
— Catherine Coates (@kittycatalaw) February 14, 2018
— Dirty Filthy Leeds (@VileAnimals) February 14, 2018
We support you because you play for our club. Get well soon #MOT
— Luciano (@LUFCLDP1989) February 14, 2018
Looking forward to seeing what you are made of at Leeds.
Good luck with your recovery.x
— Lyndsey Mitchell (@lyndseytruth) February 14, 2018
Mate, these things happen and can’t be helped. Looking forwards to watching you in action. Head down, work hard and come back quicker, stronger and better #MOT
— Sean cain (@Seancain12) February 14, 2018
Sorry, Tyler ???? It must be incredibly frustrating. Work hard, get healthy and return stronger. Hope to see you soon! ????❤
— Dawn Harrington (@Dawn_Harrington) February 14, 2018
Don’t worry about it Tyler, can’t be helped!. I’m sure we’ll see your frustration come out in class on the pitch when your back! Keep working hard and you’ll reap the rewards on the field. #MOT
— Matt James (@MattJLufc) February 14, 2018
Roberts has not been available for action since joining Leeds from West Brom on deadline day for an initial £2.5million rising to a potential £4million.
The deal was hailed as a coup by United given not only the Baggies’ desire to keep him but also the sheer number of clubs keen on signing a player available for a relatively affordable fee given that his contract at the Premier League club was due to expire in the summer.
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