Chelmsford City have announced that frontman, Philip Roberts, has linked up with Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division outfit, Chesham United, on a month-long loan deal.
The former Republic of Ireland youth international linked up with Chelmsford a month ago and is yet to establish himself in manager Rod Stringer’s starting eleven. Nevertheless, the Clarets chief was quick to point out that he believes the one-time Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dundee and Falkirk player has a big part to play at the Melbourne Stadium.
“I simply want Phil to get some games under his belt, Stringer said. “He can pick up some match sharpness at Chesham and hopefully bag a few goals. He’s still a part of our plans here at Chelmsford.
“Unquestionably, we need the like of Phil around the place if we are to challenge for promotion. He’s played at a decent level in Scotland and Ireland as well as having experienced a good level of football with Arsenal and on the international scene when he was a youth player.
Stringer also announced that defender, Mark Haines, was back in contention for Saturday’s National League South Essex derby with Concord Rangers at the Melbourne Stadium: “Hainesy seems to have recovered from the injury which is a big boost to us, Stringer added.