Rovers move for Wigan striker
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Doncaster Rovers have agreed a fee with Wigan Athletic for striker Neil Roberts.Doncaster Rovers have agreed a fee with Wigan Athletic for striker Neil Roberts.
The Wales international is currently on loan at Bradford City but may now seal a permanent switch to League One rivals Doncaster.
Wigan have accepted an undisclosed fee for the 26-year-old, who will meet Rovers boss Dave Penney on Wednesday afternoon to discuss personal terms.
Roberts joined Bradford on loan in mid-September and has netted once in four appearances for the club, after failing to force his way past Jason Roberts and Nathan Ellington at Wigan.
His impending switch to Belle Vue has left Bantams manager Colin Todd disappointed as he has been unable to arrange a deal of his own for Roberts.
"Paul Jewell spoke with me on Tuesday and advised that Doncaster were interested and that the lad was going for talks," said Todd.
"It was agreed, however, that nothing would be signed until such time as I was also able to speak with Neil in view of the fact that he has said how much he enjoyed being here with us and would be keen to sign if a deal could be worked out.
"Paul and myself heard no more from either player or agent on Tuesday.
"I am sure the agent has had his own interests at heart in this matter more than the player's as he knew we would not be able to stump up such a large transfer fee.
"I would at least liked to have been able to try and sort something out with Wigan and Neil."