Aberystwyth Town Football Club are delighted to announce the return of Connor Roberts on loan from The New Saints until the end of January. The 27-year-old ex-Bangor City shot-stopper re-joins the Black & Greens for a second loan spell, having massively impressed last season before curtailment.
Connor began his professional career with Everton in 2011, enjoying a couple of loan spells before moving to Cheltenham Town a year later where he spent two seasons with the Gloucestershire club. A year with Chester was followed by a move into top-flight Welsh football when he moved to Bangor City, where he starred between 2015-18.
Connor then joined The New Saints in 2018 and has provided cover for Paul Harrison on TNS’ European ventures, including Wednesday night’s excruciating loss to B36 Torshavn of the Faroe Islands on penalties.
Connor joined Aber last summer on a season long loan from the champions, demonstrating his quality throughout the season – including a Man of the Match performance in a 0-0 away draw at Latham Park in December 2019. His highlights on that day can be seen HERE.
On the international stage, Roberts has represented Wales at U19s level four times with six appearances for the U21s. In 2014, he received a call-up to the senior squad for a friendly against the Netherlands, and was selected to the Cymru C squad in March 2020 alongside teammate Lee Jenkins to face England C. However, the match was not able to go ahead for obvious reasons.
Connor will be eligible for selection for tomorrow night’s JD Cymru Premier clash with Flint Town – travel permitting from the very misty Faroe Islands!
Croeso nol, Connor!