Magilton opens door for Roberts

JIM Magilton has opened the door for Gary Roberts to win back his regular first team starting sport.

Derek Davis

JIM Magilton has opened the door for Gary Roberts to win back his regular first team starting sport.

Transfer-listed Roberts is enjoying a sparkling pre-season campaign scoring and making goals for fun.

In the three warm-up matches so far Town have netted 12 goals without reply and Roberts has impressed in all, scoring and making two goals in the first half as Ipswich beat Cliftonville 7-0 in Belfast on Monday.

Magilton has an open mind about whether to keep Roberts or move him on.

He said: “Gary has got a chance. He's looked sharp all pre-season - he has come back lean and fit and he has done very well.

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“We're looking for competition for places. He is going to put pressure on whoever he is vying for a place with.”

- For more on this story see tonight's Evening Star.

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