Roberts happy to extend hometown stay
Friday 4 May 2012 2:22 PM
Hunter Ports Newcastle Knights halfback Tyrone Roberts says he is happy to have extended his stay at his hometown Club for another two years.
Roberts impressed many with his standout performances in the NYC in 2011, which earned him a call-up to the first grade squad.
He went on to make seven appearances for the Knights in the NRL last season and has cemented his spot as the back up for regular halves pairing Jarrod Mullen and Kurt Gidley.
“I enjoy it here so I was happy to extend my contract and I’m looking forward to the next two years,” Roberts said.
The 20-year-old is likely to have the opportunity to gain further experience in the top grade after Gidley dislocated his shoulder against the Panthers on Monday.
Roberts said he plans to make the most of the chance he’s been given.
“I’ve just been biding my time, doing my job and when they need me I’m taking every opportunity as it comes, so I’m very thankful,” he said.
“They’ve been looking after me for the last two years, so I’m sort of getting the hang of it now so it’s good.”
The local Western Suburbs junior said one of the main attractions of remaining in the red and blue was the opportunity to continue playing for his hometown Club.
“It’s a positive and my family like it too,” he said.
“It’s always good to run out in your hometown. I debuted here so it’s good to extend my contract for the next two years and hopefully the fans enjoy my company.”