Date: 21st February 2014 at 11:27am
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Defender Gareth Roberts has said he has found his love for football again having moved to Notts County.

The player spent a less than thrilling seven months with Bury and he admits he lost his love for the game during a situation which was out of his control, but having left Gigg Lane now, he feels reinvigorated under Shaun Derry and Greg Abbott and playing regularly again now he’s really looking forward to the challenges and the time ahead.

Speaking to the Official Site the left back explained.

‘I always had the confidence of playing at League 1 and I was glad that the gaffer came in and gave me the opportunity. I got my contract paid up at Bury and I was training on my own, then I got the phone call and was delighted to come in. There was 16 or 17 games left when I came and I thought I’d love that challenge.’

Roberts goes on to say that the main thing for him was to get regular football again so he could enjoy the game, admitting that he had lost love for it, because his situation at Bury was difficult as they weren’t going to play him because of his wages, so he spent a lot of time at home and had a hell of a lot of time off which isn’t what he wants at this stage of his career.

As for County specifically he says with the quality that we have in the dressing room there’s no way we should be in the position we are in the league, but ultimately we are here for a reason and it’s time the players stepped up properly and performed how they can so we can get out of this, and any part he can play in that with his experience he’ll gladly give as he’s been involved in relegation battles before so he knows what it takes to get our of them.