TEAM NEWS: Tyler Roberts to miss Brentford trip but Kalvin Phillips straight back into Leeds United midfield

TYLER ROBERTS will miss Leeds United's Championship clash at Brentford on Tuesday evening with a bruised calf but Kalvin Phillips will return from suspension to start in the holding midfield role.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:36 pm
OUT: Leeds United's Tyler Roberts will not be involved at Brentford. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Roberts made his second appearance from the bench following a recent hamstring issue as a 59th-minute substitute for Pablo Hernandez in Saturday's clash at Nottingham Forest but suffered what head coach Marcelo Bielsa described as a "big kick" from a challenge in the second half.

The Wales international continued, playing the full 90 minutes plus added time - leaving Bielsa to praise the 21-year-old's bravery - but Roberts will now miss Tuesday evening's clash at Griffin Park.

"He is not going to be able to play tomorrow," said Bielsa.

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"He took a strong kick. It's incredible with this kick that he continued in the match, he proved that he is really engaged with the team and he was a very brave player to continue playing.

"It's a kick in the calf but there is no injury, just a big kick."

Asked for his team news in general, Bielsa also confirmed that 24-year-old midfielder Phillips will come straight back into the team after serving a three-game ban,

Phillips was handed the suspension for his straight red card in the 1-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers.

Mateusz Klich and Ben White have filled the central defensive midfield role in Phillips' absence.

"Phillips comes back to the team," said Bielsa.

"He's always been an important player but in those three matches he wasn't there we could replace him without fear that he wasn't there.

"But always counting on him makes our team more rich."