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Whitney Admits Tyler Roberts is Unlikely to Return to the Club

3:34 pm Friday, 26 January 2018
on Whitney has offered an update on his attempts to re-sign West Bromwich Albion attacker Tyler Roberts, who recently returned to the Hawthorns following a successful six-month loan spell.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press and offered an update on his attempts to re-sign West Bromwich Albion attacker Tyler Roberts, who recently returned to the Hawthorns following a successful six-month spell with the Saddlers.

Speaking ahead of the Saddlers' upcoming League One clash with Blackburn Rovers, the manager admitted that with so much interest now surrounding the Wales Under-21 international it seems increasingly unlikely that he will return to the club.

47-year-old Whitney said; "I think there is always a prospect, but it's minimal. I think, from him saying his goodbyes and how he spoke to me as well. I spoke to his agent and I'm not expecting Tyler to come back, but it's not completely closed yet.

"I think that will depend on whether he gets a contract, he accepts West Brom or there are other parties in the running. But unfortunately that's out of my hands at the moment."

The former Head of Medical then went on to prase Tyler for the development he achieved while plying his trade at Banks's Stadium, he said; "I thought he was improving. I thought the game at Charlton he showed a real maturity to his game, not just in possession, but out of possession as well. Which is really good for a young player of nineteen to have that in his locker and I'm sure Alan (Pardew) had people watching that game.

"I spoke to Alan and he's been impressed with him in training. But again it's the contractual side of it now which I think they've got to deal with. It'd be lovely to have him back, but I don't think that's going to happen. If it was my choice then I'd have him here tomorrow"


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