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LIAM ROBERTS | FIRST INTERVIEW

19 July 2023

Interviews

LIAM ROBERTS | FIRST INTERVIEW

19 July 2023

Our new goalkeeper discussed his season-long loan deal at Oakwell with iFollow Barnsley.

The 28-year-old shot-stopper has joined Barnsley from Sky Bet Championship outfit, Middlesbrough until the end of the 23/24 campaign.

Roberts arrives during pre-season preparations ahead of the new campaign, which kicks off on August 5 as we welcome Port Vale.

The Midlands-born 'keeper emphasised the importance of this time of the year with regards to fitness and staking a claim for a starting place.

"Pre-season is important," he discussed. "Try and get 90 minutes and eventually match fit ready for the season to come. I'll give everything I can whilst I'm here."

The Reds have now brought in two goalkeepers this transfer window, following Ben Kilip's arrival from Hartlepool Town earlier this month.

Roberts' introduction to the club has added further depth to a competitive area of the team, which also includes Jamie Searle, Adam Hayton and academy prospects Paul Cooper, Kieren Flavell and Rogan Ravenhill.

"It's competition," explained Roberts. "Having conversations with the gaffer and the coaching staff, there's going to be strength in depth throughout the team.

"It's important to have that competition when you're playing. You have to keep the shirt."

Liam's opening interview in full is available over on iFollow Barnsley!

 


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