Date: 30th April 2007 at 5:17pm
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Jason Roberts has admitted that he came close to joining the weekend’s opponents Charlton Athletic before he signed for Blackburn Rovers last summer.

Instead of scoring twice against Charlton on Saturday in Rovers’ 4-1 victory at Ewood Park, had the Addicks got their way they could have seen him maybe scoring for them instead?

Roberts said:

I did have talks with Charlton. They are a club I admire and I still hope they can stay up.

“We spoke about a move after it was clear I was leaving Wigan. But Alan Curbishley had just left and it wasn’t clear how they’d be without him and Blackburn were offering me UEFA Cup football.

“I can’t say I’ve got any regrets when you look at the league table. We’re chasing Europe again and that’s where I want to be
.”

After an injury-ravaged season Roberts is starting to show why Mark Hughes was so keen to sign him, and who knows had Charlton signed him maybe their season could have been different? I don’t doubt for one minute that he would have made the perfect foil for Darren Bent as he has, and will continue to do so for Benni McCarthy (and potentially Matt Derbyshire.)


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3 Replies to “Roberts Almost Signed for Rivals”

  • Well I’m glad that we won the race to sign JR as we are starting to see the best of him, next season will see even more!

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  • Wot a waste Roberts would have been at Charlton, no offense to the team or its supporters but he would have been, Should they go down the teams in the premiership will ponce for players like Darren Bent, Ambrose and Bryan Hughes, the last one maybe being a good wee buy for Rovers??

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