Black List Awards

Posted on 28 October 2011   Blog

I was gutted to miss the Black List awards on Wednesday in London, as we were playing Newcastle in the Carling Cup. I’m a huge advocate of the awards as they recognise the efforts of black people within the game.

The event is organised by BBC journalist Leon Mann and the Sports Editor of The Voice newspaper, Rodney Hinds. I was nominated for an award for the work I do with my foundation, and it was nice to be recognised for the work we are doing in various communities.

I didn’t play in the win over Newcastle but it was a game that had everything. It was great to see the lads get a result against a side that have been doing so well. It was a real boost for our confidence and just as important, we sent the fans home happy.

Norwich, however, are another team doing well and it will be a difficult trip to Carrow Road on Saturday, I can assure you that. The spirit of a newly-promoted team is huge and I remember it was the same at Wigan when we came up.

They are a team that’s used to winning after successive promotions, and I think they have a great manager. But after our win, and the work we’ve been doing on the training pitch, I’m optimistic of a good result.

Jason Roberts was talking to Soriebah Kajue

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