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BURTON ALBION SIGN MIDFIELDER JACK ROLES ON LOAN FROM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

17 September 2020

BURTON Albion are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Jack Roles on loan until January from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

The 21-year-old is a product of Spurs’ Academy system having been with the club from the age of six, and joins the Brewers having spent last season on loan at Cambridge United in League Two, scoring five goals in 23 league games prior to the season being curtailed.

Roles also carries international pedigree, having represented Cyprus at U19 and most recently U21 level.

Brewers manager Jake Buxton is delighted to have secured Roles on loan until January, and says that the young midfielder will be ready to make the step up into League One football this term.

"Jack is a ball player - he wants to get on the ball and will make things happen," said the Brewers boss.

"He has scored some great long-range goals. He did tremendously well on loan at Cambridge United last season and is ready for the step up.

"He now has to earn the right to get a shirt, work hard and get in the team."

Roles is keen to get started, having trained with his new teammates for the first time on Thursday, and testing himself in League One.

"I'm absolutely delighted to sign," Roles told burtonalbionfc.co.uk.

"I was at Cambridge last year and (this year) I wanted to test myself at the next level. I found out (about the move) yesterday after training and as soon as I knew I was over the moon.

"I drove up last night and then trained with the team this morning! It’s happened really fast but sometimes in football that’s good and you can then get on and do your thing on the pitch.

"I’m a midfielder who likes to make things happen, get in the box and score goals but I won’t be afraid to put my foot in and work hard for the fans and the manager."

Described by Spurs as a midfielder with a “knack of arriving late in the box and hitting the target”, Roles scored eight goals in 19 games in Spurs U23s’ 2018/19 Premier League 2 season, netting a hat-trick on the final day of that campaign to prevent the threat of relegation.

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