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Roberts: let's go on a run

13 October 2017

Tyler Roberts is expecting a “big test” against Blackpool tomorrow but is hoping a win can kick-start a good run of form.

The Saddlers are 16th in League One with 14 points from 12 league matches, while newly-promoted Pool are 11th, two points adrift of the play-offs with a game in hand.

Jon Whitney’s men have had a tough run of fixtures of late, with five of the last six games coming against teams in either a play-off or automatic promotion place.

The most recent outing saw Walsall hold unbeaten league leaders Shrewsbury to a 1-1 draw at the Banks’s Stadium.

Roberts believes we have competed well against the division’s strongest sides.

And the Wales Under-21 international is confident we can get a positive result tomorrow, providing we produce another strong performance.

“We have played against and put in good performances against the majority of the top six,” said the 18-year-old.

“If we keep that kind of level then we can beat anyone and we want to go on a run starting with Blackpool tomorrow.

“I’m expecting a big test. Obviously Blackpool have just come up so they are looking to push on again and they have got confidence from last season.

“But I think if we play as well as we can, we will deal with it. We’ve given performances against most teams this season so if we keep that kind of level then we can beat anybody.”

The Gloucester-born striker has scored three goals in seven matches for the Saddlers since arriving on loan from West Brom.

And Roberts says he is keen to make a big impact during his time with the club.

“Albion always send someone to watch the games and I think the main thing for me is to just come here and score as many goals as I can,” he added.

“To show that I can handle it and have a big effect on this team. Then we will see what happens from there.

“You’ve got to be patient, especially to try to get into a Premier League team.

“I need to show my abilities here and what I can do in a first-team environment. Hopefully they will recognise that and I can break through there.”

 


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