Hearts: Jordan Roberts praised for Motherwell role in Hibs win as winger speaks on Tynecastle future

Jordan Roberts, on loan at Motherwell from Hearts, was praised for his role in the Steelmen’s 2-0 win over Hibs on Saturday.

Sunday, 28th February 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 28th February 2021, 12:13 pm
Jordan Roberts was excellent for Motherwell against Hibs. Picture: SNS

The Englishman scored the opener and set up Devante Cole for the second goal at Easter Road.

Roberts made a surprise move to Motherwell in the January transfer window after struggling to hold down a starting position at Tynecastle Park following his switch from Ipswich Town.

The 27-year-old has had a positive impact at Fir Park. He impressed in the 0-0 draw with St Mirren during the week before putting in a man of the match display against Hibs

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"I don’t know if he could give us anymore, he gave his maximum on Wednesday and he did it again today, just as every other player,” Motherwell manager Graham Alexander said.

"In the last two games there is not one point when I’ve looked at a player and they weren’t giving their all.

"Jordan got a fantastic goal for us and competed but the front three were such a handful for Hibs."

‘Keeping my head down’

Prior to the match, Roberts had spoken about his struggles with injury and his views on the future with a year left on his deal at Tynecastle.

“I had an injury at the start and never really got an opportunity when I got back,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t come back on form.

"For me I always give my all in training and in games and if I get my opportunity in games I will do my best. I have another year there so I'm aiming to finish the season well here.

“I’ve not spoken to anyone at Hearts since leaving. They have scouts to see how players are doing on loan. I like to keep my head down and not worry too much about what’s going on outside the football club.

"It’s for me to get my head down and crack on. My opportunity now is here and I’m grateful for that. I’m happy in every department.”

He added: “I don’t look too far ahead. Anything can happen. I could score 20 goals before the end of the season and end up going to the Premier League in England!

“But seriously it’s one step at a time and the main thing for me is getting to play football here.”

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