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Connor Roberts came on as a substitute for Burnley in last night’s defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and today he’s left the club to move into the Championship with Leeds United on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

Roberts joined the Clarets in the summer of 2021 and had a difficult first season which wasn’t helped with a serious illness, but he fought back and went on to play in 43 of our Championship games last season and scoring four times, the last of them the promotion clinching goal at Middlesbrough.

He started this season in the team and was in the team for eight of the first nine Premier League games, the one he didn’t was the home defeat against Chelsea when he came on as a substitute.

The last of those games was at Brentford. He was sent off in that game and given a one match ban but it’s cost him more than that and he hasn’t started any of the subsequent thirteen games in which he has been used just five times as a substitute.

He said on completing the move:”I think for me personally, it’s a massive opportunity to come and play for such a big club like Leeds United. It’s something I couldn’t say no to and to hopefully be part of something special come the end of the season is what I am aiming for, and everyone in that dressing room is aiming for.

“If I can contribute both on and off the pitch in every way possible, hopefully we can all be smiling. I have got plenty of friends here who play here and tell me about what an amazing club it is, it’s something that I couldn’t turn down. To even get to play a handful of games for this massive club, it will be an absolute privilege.”

Having made the move to Leeds, we wish him well.

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