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Morning Leeds-in for 3 July: Leeds United’s Tyler Roberts back in training

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Tyler Roberts is alive!

The striker arrived with some fanfare during the January transfer window, but got cracked shin bone and has yet to make an appearance for Leeds.

It was good to see him up to full strength and training again, as he looks to make enough of an impression to get a chance at first-team action this year. The club spent some money on him and he was highly regarded at West Bromwich Albion, but he’s got to impress Marcelo Bielsa and prove he has the fitness to play in the Argentine’s system. Time will tell if he’s done enough to get a chance at starting, make the first team, or end up as one of the “15” players that Bielsa wants to see go.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Season grade for Tom Pearce. [Through It All Together]

Leeds were linked with Algeria international striker Baghdad Bournedjah, but then had cold water thrown on the link a few hours later. So is this one that got away or not a big deal? [Through It All Together]

The head physio at Leeds, Steve Megson, has left the club. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has reportedly refused to sell the club to an American investor. []

A look at the penalty record of the England players that will face Colombia later today. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

13 members of a youth football team in Thailand have been found alive, but they’re still trapped in a cave. [SBNation]

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in a match that featured Neymar acting like a total shithouse. [FMF State of Mind]

Penn FC drew 1-1 on the road with Indy Eleven in USL (American 2nd division) action. [Brotherly Game]

Belgium scored a remarkable counter-attack and beat Japan 3-2 after going down 2-0. []