A number of Birmingham City supporters have been praising the recent form of defender Marc Roberts following his display in the Blues’ 2-0 win away at Middlesbrough.
Lee Bowyer’s side went into the game aiming to build on their much-needed win against Swansea City last time out in the Championship. They were able to follow that performance up with another solid display that saw them able to finish off the moments they created to take all three points.
Roberts once again delivered an improved performance in the back three alongside the likes of George Friend and Dion Sanderson. The defender marshalled the back line well and showed his leadership skills to ensure that the Blues remained organised and prevented Middlesbrough from breaking them down.
In total, Roberts managed to make six clearances, two interceptions and two tackles as he helped to knock back any efforts Middlesbrough could muster to get back into the game. While he also registered his second goal of the campaign to show that he can be a threat going forwards as well when needed.
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Many Birmingham fans were thrilled with Roberts’ continued improvement in recent weeks and they believe he is looking back to his best now.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
Think we also need to give Roberts alot of credit, since Dean been pushed out think he has managed that back line really well and seems to have upped his game by some levels #bcfc
— Jon Merrell (@IMRMEZZI) October 30, 2021
Double MOTM for me today: Riley McGree and Marc Roberts. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#BCFC
— Swaino (@Swaino) October 30, 2021
Two excellent results now. Full of energy and pressing. That's what we're about. Roberts putting in another good performance #bcfc
— Talha Mirza (@TalhaMi55331907) October 30, 2021
George Friend. Marc Roberts. Dion Sanderson.
Nothing more needs to be said. 🧱 #bcfc
— Connor (@cdbcfc_) October 30, 2021
Roberts and Friend have been quality today. Got to extend Mcgree s loan, his first touch and composure on the ball makes so much of a difference #bcfc
— 🏐🌍Gergz 🏴 (@Gergz1875) October 30, 2021
Roberts , man of the match…. Saved us then #bcfc
— AndyBav (@oftenpartizan) October 30, 2021
— Avi Sangu (@AviSangu) October 30, 2021
This is prime Marc Roberts #bcfc
— Kei (@KEIA96_) October 30, 2021