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Birmingham Defender is our Fourth January Arrival


January signing number four is here! Welcome to Town, Mitchell Roberts!

The young defender signs on loan from Birmingham City until the end of the season.
Highly thought of by those at Birmingham, Mitchell joined their academy at the age of 10, having been scouted playing Sunday League football.
The 20-year-old has made his way through the age groups, most recently playing for the under 23s side after impressing with Birmingham’s Under 18s team during the 2018/19 campaign.
Comfortable playing at centre half or on the left of a back four, Roberts signed his first professional deal with the Blues in 2019 and had to show resilience to battle back from an injury that hampered him during his first year as an academy scholar.
He made a total of 18 appearances for the Under-23s last campaign.
Here’s what our latest addition had to say on joining Simon Weaver’s squad.
“I’m really happy, I’m buzzing. It’s a great opportunity for me to come here and play some games.
“I spoke to the Gaffer and he told me that he’d been monitoring me for a while.
“He explained how I’d be joining a really close-knit group and that as long as I work hard, it’ll be a great experience for me”.
Roberts will take the number 29 shirt and could feature this weekend, as we travel to Cambridge for our first away fixture of the year.
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