Big Sam plays Roberts waiting game

Allardyce has not given Roberts a squad number yet and is listening
to offers for the 32-year-old frontman. The Rovers boss is eager to
offload the former Wigan and Albion striker before the transfer
window shuts at the end of the month. But if that does not happen,
he has told Roberts he could still work his way back into his
first-team plans. “I have decided he is available for transfer and
if I play him, I could risk him getting injured,” Allardyce told
the Daily Star. “That would be the wrong thing to do. “We have made
a decision between us and we will see what develops in the next
eight days. “If he doesn’t go anywhere, then he doesn’t go
anywhere. “It is about being here and knuckling down and getting on
with it, if that is the case. “He would like to move on and if that
is the case, we could use what money we get in to maybe top up
someone else we haven’t targeted at the moment.”