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ROBERTS LOOKING TO TAKE CHANCE

4 December 2012

Loan switch for emerging youth team 'keeper...

YOUTH team goalkeeper, Liam Roberts has linked up with Romulus on a work experience loan.

The 18 year-old will spend an initial month with the Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South club and stands by to make his debut this evening as they take on Chasetown in the League Cup.

"I can't wait," said Roberts. "The main thing for me is to get game time and I'm really looking forward to getting some good experience under my belt.

"It's a really competitive level and to get this experience of regular men's football will benefit me greatly.

"It's an opportunity to show the management here at Walsall what I am capable of and hopefully boost my chances of getting a professional contract.

"As I say, there are a lot of matches coming up during the month, so I'll get plenty of game time.

"I'll go there looking to achieve as many clean sheets as possible and be a positive influence on the team. I have been pleased with my general progress so far this season; I'm hitting my targets and I would like to think that I will continue to do that at the next level.

"This is a good opportunity for me and a chance that I intend to grab with both hands."

Romulus manager, Richard Evans was delighted with his latest acquisition. "I'm pleased to have Liam on board," he said. "He's a bright, emerging goalkeeper who has progressed well whilst coming through the ranks at Walsall.

"He needs to get competitive action now and we certainly have some good games for him to show what he can do.

"I want him to come here, enjoy his football and work hard. If he can do that, his ability will shine through.

"I've managed to bring in a few new faces this week, so I am looking forward to seeing what they can do this evening. It's a League Cup tie, so it's a good starting point for us to build from."

One of Romulus' other new signings is former Saddlers' youngster, Graham Deakin.

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