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Rovers 'the right place' for Roberts

16 June 2023


Rovers 'the right place' for Roberts

16 June 2023

Tyler Roberts is raring to go for his first real taste of senior football and is convinced Rovers is the perfect place to start.

The forward has moved to the Eco-Power Stadium on a season-long loan from Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming Grant McCann’s eighth signing of the summer.

It is the first loan spell for the 19-year-old, who has appeared and scored against league opposition previously in the EFL Trophy.

And he says making the right choice of club to join was vital for his development.

“That first step in senior football is really important and I think Doncaster is the right place to start,” he said.

“Speaking to the gaffer about the playing style, how he wants us to play and what he wants from me. It all added up and sounded really good to me. He made it sound really exciting.

“I do feel ready for this first team step and playing in a men’s league, which is a lot different from what I’m used to.

“I feel like I’m ready for it. I’ve had the little taste of it, playing in the EFL Trophy with Wolves. All those games are much more exciting to play in, real football and I feel like I can adapt well to it.”

The Jamaica international can play on the right or left and is determined to make an impression.

“The fans can expect a lot of directness from me,” he said. “I’m a very direct player, I like to go towards goal and get at my man one-v-one, get shots and crosses off. I like to make an impact on games, whether I’m starting or coming off the bench. I like to make sure I’ve made a difference in the game.”

Picking up match experience is not the only item on Roberts’ agenda for his time with Rovers.

He said: “I’m sure the club’s goals are aligned with mine and I want promotion. I’ve got a winning mentality. I want to win games, I want to win trophies and I want to win leagues. I always want to win and I’m sure me and the club are not going for anything less than promotion.”

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