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Where Are They Now: Marc Roberts

Posted by Liam Ryder
Posted on Mon 22 Jul 2019
Posted in Former Player

Now aged 28, there is a good chance that Marc Roberts’ best appearance return could be here at Halifax Town.

Between 2013 and 2015, Roberts made 89 appearances for the Shaymen, netting nine times. His impressive form for Town attracted the attention of a number of Football League clubs and it was Barnsley who eventually snapped him up in 2015. He remained at Oakwell until 2017.

At Barnsley, there were to be 72 Marc Roberts appearances with five goals scored in the Football League. And Marc was beginning to become a reliable defender in the Championship and League One where he played for the Tykes.

During his final half season with Barnsley, Roberts became club captain as Conor Hourihane moved on to Aston Villa who were having a disappointing season in the Championship considering they were only relegated from the Premier League the previous season.

Later in 2017, Roberts was to also move to the second city, however this was to Villa’s bitter rivals, Birmingham City where Marc remains today. So far, he has made 36 appearances for City.

He has only notched one goal for the Blues in his career at St Andrew’s so far, but it could not have been any more crucial for them. As Birmingham were trailing Sheffield United 1-0 in 2018, they looked set for relegation into League One, however Roberts came up with a crucial equaliser before half time. Birmingham would go on to win the game and took a huge step towards safety.

Unfortunately for Roberts, he has been plagued by injury in recent seasons and the impressive form of Michael Morrison an Harlee Dean. When Marc was selected, he was forced off with a calf injury and has since suffered there and with his ankle.

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