‘I’ll keep plugging away and hopefully get my chance’ - Roberts hopes his brace may lead to league opportunities
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Ipswich Town forward Jordan Roberts knows it will be tough to break into the top-of-the-table Blues’ first XI in the league, but he’s hoping that last night’s brace will at least start putting the idea in boss Paul Lambert’s head.
Roberts scored his first goals for the club as a young Town side came from behind to see off a Spurs U21 team 2-1 in their first-ever game in the EFL Trophy.
And while he knows that red-hot strikers James Norwood (five goals) and Kayden Jackson (four goals) are nailed on starters in the league campaign for now, he hopes that he's done enough to start to work himself into that mix.
He said: "It was good. From a personal point of view, to be out there playing, it's a great feeling - there's no better feeling. Overall, boys coming back from injury and getting minutes under their belt means there's healthy competition in the team and it gives the manager different options and different thoughts in his head going into next week in the league.
"It's been a tough few weeks for me but I'm here to show what I can do and for me to be out there playing it's what I want to do - score goals and be out there with the boys.
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"It's been a long time coming for me. I've had chances and not been able to score, but, for me to go out there and score, it's a confidence boost."