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Kory Roberts

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

17/12/1997

Height

184 cm

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

England

Young centre-back who missed the entire 2018/19 season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly against Stoke.

The promising defender was awarded his first professional contract in May 2016 and helped keep a clean sheet on his senior debut against Oxford that New Year’s Eve.

He made a further three first-team appearances in 2016/17 and captained the Development Squad to the Central League North West Division title and Walsall Senior Cup.

Roberts continued to make great strides in 2017/18, being named Young Player of the Season after featuring 24 times in all competitions. 

Following his injury in 2018, he didn't return to action until October 2019, coming on as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Southampton Under 21s in the EFL Trophy. 

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