Teenager Tyler Roberts has signed his first professional contract with Wolves.

The forward joined the club at Under-9 level, and has spent a decade in the academy system.

He has captained the club’s Under-18 side this season and also been in the Under-23 squad.

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On top of that, he has trained with the first team at times, and is doing so at present during the international break.

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Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has had his say on the new deal, speaking to the club website.

Tyler has been here since he was a young boy and has completed the full journey all the way through the Academy,” Sellars said.

“Now he’s achieved the dream and the goal that he has been working very hard towards for so many years of earning his first professional contract.

 

“‘Tinks’, as he’s known, has always been a very hard-working boy and has always been committed to his own development and to the club.

“He epitomises everything we are looking for in our young players, in terms of work ethic, and he’s been rewarded for his great attitude.”

Roberts has achieved what he must have dreamed of when he first joined the academy but the hard work starts now.

He has to establish himself as a player who can be relied upon by the Under-23s and then Bruno Lage.

Lage has clearly taken a closer look at him during training and has a reputation for developing young players, which bodes well for all of Wolves’ talented teenagers.

Dexter Lembikisa also signed his first professional contract with the club earlier this week.

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