Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Walsall Keen to Sign Young West Bromwich Albion Striker

Jon Whitney has confirmed that he is interested in signing a young West Bromwich Albion striker as he considers his options twenty-six days of the Transfer Window remaining.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday afternoon's season-opening clash with Bury, and has confirmed his interest in young West Bromwich Albion striker Tyler Roberts, revealing that he has enquired about the 18-year-old's availability.

Jon, who was speaking via the Express & Star, said; "Roberts is a player I have enquired about. But I have enquired about several others as well because that is what you have to do – you don’t always get your targets. There are 25 forwards on my list. And we’d like to bring one in before the window closes."

18-year-old, Gloucester born Roberts is a product of West Bromwich Albion's youth system. He turned professional in January 2016 and has so-far made just one first-team appearance.

Tyler, a Welsh U17, U19 and U20 international, has spent time on loan with Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town, making a total of thirty-three appearances

Jon continued; "But with Roberts, you have to understand Albion have injuries. Roberts played against Port Vale the other night as did Jonathan Leko. When you look at who they have got with Salomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez and Hal Robson-Kanu, they have not got an abundance of strikers.

"It’s not just a case of who do we want – let’s go and get them. Clubs have to look after themselves, they have to fulfil fixtures before they start letting players go out."

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