No deal but Roberts pledges to give 100 per cent

GARY ROBERTS insists turning down a contract extension with Huddersfield Town during the summer does not necessarily mean he will be leaving come the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has less than 12 months to run on his existing deal after refusing the two-year extension that was offered by the club last month.

Linked with a possible move to Sheffield Wednesday, Roberts is seen as a key part of the squad by manager Lee Clark, who is adamant that the wideman will not be going anywhere during the transfer window.

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Roberts said: “I am probably one of the longest serving players here. There are not many who have been here longer.

“Since the gaffer came through the door, he has had faith in me. I think I have produced for him over the years in terms of goals and assists.

“Because I turned a contract down, a lot of things were said that had me thinking, ‘That is news to me’.

“But the manager made it clear to me that he wanted me here. Maybe we can sort a contract out in the future.

“There are loads of people who turn contracts down because it isn’t the right time. That is no bother.

“You can see from me starting the season with a couple of goals that I will always give 100 per cent.

“The manager wants me and I won’t change how I play because of the contract.”

Roberts has started all four of Huddersfield’s league and cup games this season and admits the slow start to the League One campaign has been frustrating.

Draws with Bury, Rochdale and Hartlepool United may not be what the players had been hoping for.

But, the trio of stalemates has allowed Huddersfield to set a new club record of 28 league games unbeaten.

Roberts said: “The run is something we are very proud of. I have been a part of most of it. I have never been on a run like this before, even when I was a kid.

“It brings confidence. Speaking personally, I don’t ever think we will lose a game.”

As proud as Roberts is of the run, however, it did not stop the fans turning on Clark during Tuesday’s draw at Hartlepool after he substituted striker Lee Novak in the second half.

Roberts found the response surprising, adding: “I know the fans care. But so do the players and the manager.

“Losing the play-off final last season was awful for everyone and we want to put it right.”