Leeds United: Championship leaders want to play out season says Tyler Roberts

Tyler Roberts
Tyler Roberts joined Leeds from West Brom in January 2018

Leeds United want to finish the season and "show what they're about" by earning promotion to the Premier League on the field, says Tyler Roberts.

Whether the Championship will resume is still undecided, with Leeds top of the table when it was halted on 13 March.

There are still nine games to be played, with The Whites seven points clear of the play-off places.

"We as players desperately want to play out the end of the season," striker Roberts told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Even if it is we get promoted now we'll get more satisfaction through showing what we're about in the nine remaining games, but it's more about the health of the world."

Marcelo Bielsa's side are one point clear of West Bromwich Albion - Roberts' former club - in the table with all sides in the division having played 37 games.

Roberts, 21, has been training alone at home with sessions provided by the club's sports science staff, and says he feels fit despite the disruption.

Regular contact has been made between players on phone group chat apps, and Roberts said there was a determination to be ready to return action and complete promotion.

Leeds have not been in the top flight since the 2003-04 campaign.

"I don't think it's so much keeping mentally motivated," Roberts added.

"We're top of the league and working towards something we've been waiting to achieve for so long, there's a lot on the line for us, so if we do slack off or don't do our fitness sessions to our maximum we'll be less fit when we come back and there's less chance of us getting promoted.

"We've done every rep and set the best we can for when we come back."

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