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Leeds United hoping Tyler Roberts will ‘improve further’ after confirming QPR loan deal

Tyler Roberts Leeds May 2022

Leeds chief Victor Orta is expecting Tyler Roberts to “improve further” after completing a season-long loan move to Championship side Queens Park Rangers. 

Roberts, 23, follows Kalvin Phillips out of Elland Road. Phillips sealed a £45m transfer to Manchester City earlier in the week.

The Wales striker becomes Michael Beale’s third summer signing following deals for Jake Clarke-Salter and Kenneth Paal.

The forward told QPR’s official website: “I’m very excited. At this stage in my career, I want to play as many games as I can and this is a great club to come and do that at.

“I can feel the buzz around the place ahead of the new season with the new gaffer.

“I had a chat with him and his enthusiasm towards the game is clear. He’s got a great track record with improving young players and he wants to play football in the right way.

“He feels that now is the time for me to really push on in my career – and so do I.”

Tyler Roberts ‘a big part of the squad’

Roberts’ first-team chances were hindered by a thigh problem last season. The attacker did get a run of games under Marcelo Bielsa at the start of the campaign.

However injury meant he was not available under Jesse Marsch until the final game of the season. But Roberts did not get on the pitch as Leeds preserved their Premier League status with a win at Brentford.

Orta told Leeds’ website: “We all want to wish Tyler Roberts well at Queens Park Rangers for next season.

“He has been a big part of the squad here as a player and a person. We hope he can gain from a new experience out on loan and I think by playing lots of games he will only improve further, so we are looking forward to watching his progress.”

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