Exclusive: David Norris expects Tyler Roberts to stay at Leeds amid previous interest

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David Norris has exclusively told Football FanCast that he doesn’t expect Tyler Roberts to leave Leeds this summer.

The 22-year-old was used as a bit-part player in the early parts of the season, but has worked his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, starting Leeds’ previous 12 Premier League matches, although he was hooked off early in the second half against Spurs last weekend.

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Having been mainly restricted to appearances for the Under-23s pre-Christmas, Roberts was linked with a loan move away from Elland Road in January, but ended up staying in Yorkshire and has improved, even though he’s been unable to register a goal or assist in the league.

Roberts was then sent home early from international duty with Wales after breaking a curfew in March, which threatened to put his Leeds career at risk.

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But the attacker has started all six games since that incident, and former Whites midfielder Norris believes that Roberts has earned Bielsa’s trust and doesn’t see him being sold.

He told Football FanCast:

“He’s 22 and has had some really good games in terms of more recently. I’ve heard he’s been a bit unlucky, but in terms of the amount of games he has played, I’d be surprised if he does end up going elsewhere.

“He is only young, Bielsa does seem to have a bit of trust in him, so I think we might see more of him.”

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