Jason Andre Davis Roberts MBE
(born 25 January 1978) is a Grenadian footballer
who plays for Blackburn Rovers
as a striker
Roberts was born in Central Middlesex Hospital
, North West London
. Like his uncle Cyrille Regis
, who is a footballer himself, he began his career in England playing for Hayes
. He made his debut in November 1995, the season Hayes won the Isthmian League Premier Division
. In the 1997–98 season he was sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers
for £250,000, then moving to Torquay United
on loan, where he scored six goals in 13 games. Another loan took him to Bristol City
, where he scored one goal against Oldham in three appearances.
He joined Bristol Rovers
for £250,000 in August 1998. In the 1998–99 season
, Roberts scored 16 goals in 37 league appearances, and was one of the top goal scorers in the FA Cup
with a total of seven goals.
West Bromwich Albion
Roberts moved to West Bromwich Albion
on 26 July 2000, for a club record £2 million fee. He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat away at Nottingham Forest
on 12 August 2000, the opening day of the......