Tyler Roberts hoping for his West Brom breakthrough next season

Could West Bromwich Albion fans soon see the emergence of a talented teenager?

West Bromwich Albion player Tyler Roberts has been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about the prospect of making a first-team breakthrough at The Hawthorns next season.

He may only be 17, but big things are expected of the striker who was named on the substitutes’ bench for West Brom’s final game of last season against Arsenal.

He may not have got on the pitch, but when asked if next season could see that change Roberts gave a confident answer.

“I think so,” the Baggies youngster told the Birmingham Mail. “Being able to get a taste of it last year, I think it should be an aim for me to try and get in and around it next year.”

Despite his age, he is already making waves for West Brom’s under-21 side, appearing 13 times to date and scoring on three occasions.

Those goals came against Bolton Wanderers, Stoke City and Newcastle United and it will be interesting to see if he makes his breakthrough before a player tipped to have a bright future of his own at West Brom in the form of Adil Nabi.

Nabi may be four years Roberts’ senior but it is the young Welshman who could be about to leapfrog him in manager Tony Pulis’s pecking order.

Whatever the future holds, it is clear West Brom have a number of talented young players on their books and in time Pulis is likely to give the best of them a chance to shine.

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