So a Rovers player who has loyally and regularly served the club for a number of years and more than one division is out of contract and so chooses to make a move for more money at Derby County. Anyone getting a feeling of Deja Vu? Of course after all their long professional commitment to Rovers you cannot really begrudge Gareth Roberts and Paul Green their moves. Can you? Alright maybe you can.
No disrespect intended to Tranmere Rovers here, but had he not moved to Doncaster in 2006 there is a chance Gareth Roberts would have remained in the bottom two divisions for the rest of his career. However its testament to the manager and the player himself that Roberts is now playing as well as he ever has done. Hence Derby’s interest I suppose. He’ll be a hard man to replace, both as a full-back and as an attacking threat. Roberts has scored three goals for Rovers this season, three great goals and they can all be found in this week’s Viva Video.
Thanks to video maker FuzzyDuck for featuring all of Roberts’ strikes, including his Goal of the Season’ in this succinct end of season round up of some of Rovers’ 2009-10 award winners. A dubious choice of soundtrack, but another great video none the less.