POOLE Town frontman Luke Roberts could be a summer target for Football League hopefuls Forest Green Rovers.
Rovers boss Mark Cooper sent a scout to watch Roberts in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Concord Rangers and was in attendance at the Black Gold Stadium tonight to cast an eye over him.
Bristol City director of youth recruitment Brian Tinnion was also among the crowd, as was Scott Bevan, who was representing Championship high-fliers Reading.
Roberts turned in another eye-catching display in Poole’s 1-1 draw with fellow National South play-off contenders Hungerford Town.
The 23-year-old won a penalty which Steve Devlin converted to give them a first-half lead and showed glimpses of his undoubted potential to perform at a higher level.
Roberts also went close to grabbing an injury-time winner and embarked on one electrifying run in the second half which left four Hungerford defenders trailing in his wake.
In a recent interview with the Daily Echo, Poole boss Tom Killick, who signed Roberts from AFC Totton in 2014, said he felt the player was too good for the National South.
Roberts netted 15 times as Poole lifted the Southern League title last season and has taken the step up in his stride, scoring nine goals – and providing assists for a number of others – in the higher level.
Under contract to the club, Roberts is in his final year at Bournemouth University where he is studying for a bachelor’s degree in sport development and coaching sciences.