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·3 October 2022

Tyler Roberts speaks out after QPR victory over Bristol City

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Tyler Roberts will have been delighted with his performance at the weekend, after hitting the back of the net to help QPR to a win over Bristol City.

Now, the player has admitted to West London Sport that he is relieved to be playing more frequently again after injury, as he said he is someone ‘who just wants to go’ and get out onto the field regularly.

During his time with Leeds over the last four years, he has managed to make just over 100 appearances for the Whites and has bagged nine goals along the way. Injuries though have caught up with the player and kept him sidelined frequently and it has meant his gametime has been less forthcoming.

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It’s led to a short-term switch to QPR and the Championship this season to try and get the striker back on track – and so far, the move has paid off dividends. The Hoops have played him on nine separate occasions already and the player has managed to bag two goals along the way.

He was even called up to the Wales squad during the international break and whilst he only managed six minutes of action against Belgium, he will be delighted to be in the reckoning for his country too.

After arguably his best performance of the season so far then against Bristol City – with a goal, more tackles and more chances created than anyone else on the field – he has now spoken out to West London Sport about the game and getting some more minutes under his belt.

He said: “You always get a few niggles when you have a bad injury so it has been a bit stop-start since I’ve been here. That’s probably the worst thing for me because I am someone who just wants to go – the physios will tell you that.

“I have just been on to them about doing more but I am happy to come through that and it was my first 90 minutes in God knows how long. The coaches here keep telling me to get into the box. As a striker that is where you are going to get most of your goals. That is something I have to get better at and the game proved to me that by just getting in there you will get those tap ins.”

The Verdict

Tyler Roberts could prove to be a really shrewd addition for QPR this season if he carries on the way he has been performing this season.

The striker has already bagged two goals and is already on the way to getting more goals for the Hoops than he has managed during the entirety of the last four years with Leeds. His current scoring rate is 0.18 goals per 90, so if he manages a total of 40 lots of 90 minutes over the course of the season, that averages out to 7 goals for the player.

It isn’t a whole lot and obviously that rate could increase for the player but it would mean he nearly matches his Leeds record in just one season – and would make him a valuable striker for QPR to have this season, even if he doesn’t hit that double-digit mark. Roberts though has proven he is a valuable squad member.

If he keeps it up, then he can expect to see plenty more football this campaign.

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