Wolves made a perfect addition with goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts – according to Carlos Carvalhal.

The 52-year-old joined the club earlier this year, after he had worked with the Wales national team at Euro 2020.

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Tony Roberts (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Prior to that, he had been with Birmingham City.

Roberts was one of several new faces at the club this summer, with Bruno Lage bringing in a whole new team.

Seemingly, Roberts is doing great work so far, with the performances of Jose Sa generally very good this season.

The 28-year-old has been solid between the sticks, and John Ruddy also did well in the EFL Cup games against Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur.

Roberts used to work at Swansea City when Carvalhal was the manager, and the 55-year-old is a big fan of his.

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Roberts, Lage and Carvalhal at Swansea (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

He told Sky Sports: “We have a very good connection. He is a positive, crazy guy. He knows some Portuguese words. Bad words! But Tony is perfect for that staff because he knows English football. He is an excellent goalkeeper coach, very integrated in his work.”

Lage, who was also at Swansea on the coaching staff with Roberts, is also hugely appreciative of Roberts.

 

The Wolves boss added: “I put it in my mind that this is the right person to work with if I come to England.

“Firstly, because of his personality, and secondly, because of the way we work. That is why I am not surprised by what Jose is doing because I know what he can do, but I also believe in Tony’s work.”

Roberts addition looks a very astute move from Wolves

Roberts coming to Wolves has definitely been a positive move so far.

Sa is, so far, one of the top-performing goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Roberts is obviously working with him day in, day out and it seems the work behind the scenes is really paying off.

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Roberts and Sa (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Signing the right players is always important for a football club.

But is always paramount to ensure good coaching appointments as well – and it seems the club have done just that by getting Roberts in.

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