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Whitney hoping for Roberts return

12 January 2018

The Saddlers are without a win in five games but are likely to have former United forward Tyler Roberts available again after a hamstring problem.

The Saddlers are without a win in five games but are likely to have former United forward Tyler Roberts available again after a hamstring problem

“Tyler has done all his work with the medical team” boss Jon Witney confirmed. “His first training session with me was yesterday so we will see how is after that. He has been out for nearly four-and-a-half weeks. But we’ll see how he looks. He is definitely not ruled out for the weekend.

“ As it stands now, we have got everybody available. Every player is fit and available for selection which is a really good position to be in.”

Whitney believes that the U’s are a more difficult team to break down than the one defeated 2-1 at Grenoble Road in September.

“I think they have changed their style a little. They don’t take as many risks at the back” he said. “They play in open play but they try and play in the right areas now. They have got some good players. I’ve watched their last three games. They aren’t as open as they were but they are still a threat.

“They have brought a few players in and they have strength right throughout the squad. They have won their last two in the league and then overcame Charlton in the Checkatrade Trophy They had that drubbing against Wigan, but they have responded with three really good results.”


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