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Gary Roberts

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

18/03/1984

Height

178 cm

Signed

29/08/2017

Country

England

Classy midfielder and set piece expert who joined in August 2017 after leaving Portsmouth.

The Liverpool-born midfielder links back up with his former manager Paul Cook, for whom he played both at Portsmouth and Chesterfield, signing a season-long deal at Latics for 2017-18.

A forward who can play on either wing or behind a striker, he has built up a reputation for scoring spectacular goals.

CAREER SO FAR
Liverpool-born Roberts was part of the Anfield academy set up as a boy, then joined up with the Crewe Alexandra junior set up. He joined Accrington Stanley in 2005, helping them to gain promotion from the Conference in 2006 – with Cook as a team mate.

He enjoyed spells at Ipswich Town, Crewe Alexandra, Huddersfield Town and Swindon Town before reuniting with his former team mate at the Proact Stadium in 2013.

He has won four promotions in his career, was voted League Two Player of The Year in 2014 – and even scored a 70 yard goal for Swindon earlier in his career.

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