Roberts 'relaxed' about future

08 November 2010 05:49
Unsettled striker Jason Roberts has insisted he will score goals if selected by Blackburn after finding the target against Wigan.[LNB] Roberts struck what turned out to be a decisive blow at Ewood Park on Saturday as Rovers beat his former club 2-1.[LNB]The striker's involvement has been limited during the early part of the season after falling out of favour with manager Sam Allardyce, while he has also had injury problems.[LNB]But he believes he has shown throughout his career that he can always be relied upon to provide a goal threat.[LNB]"I am totally relaxed. My record in every league shows I can score goals so I am totally relaxed about it," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.[LNB]"It is no surprise if I come in and score goals, it is not a big deal, it is what you do. You miss some, you score some but you keep going. [LNB]"My record suggests I will score goals if I play so I am comfortable, will train hard, keep doing what I have done all my career, which got me here, and whatever happens, happens. [LNB]"I will endeavour to keep getting in the team and if selected I will do the best I can. That is what I have always done, whether I have played good, bad or indifferent."[LNB]Roberts' long-term future remains unclear, with Allardyce admitting over the weekend that he was surprised the 32-year-old did not leave during the summer. [LNB]His situation will be reassessed when the transfer window reopens in the New Year and Roberts is not sure what to expect.[LNB]He explained: "For me I will keep trying to get in the team and come January, like me and the manager have said, we will look at it again. [LNB]"What I have done in the past shows what I can do. I have got goals at all levels, I have got no problem. If someone wants to do something about it they will, if they don't they don't." [LNB]While Roberts' own spirits have been lifted by the goal, he admits it was also important for Rovers to pick up three points and start climbing the table.[LNB]"It was a big game for us. We didn't play very well and yet we have played really well and lost games," he said.[LNB]"That was the other side of the fence and I am happy with that. It is always good to be playing and scoring goals and part of a winning team and that is what happened. [LNB]"The dressing room is buzzing and hopefully it is a turnaround in our season. It is good to be part of that. [LNB]"It is great paying football. It is great to be out there, running about, scoring goals with your team mates and working hard for each other and most importantly winning."

Source: Team_Talk