Roberts wants to make big impression

Wigan utility back Amos Roberts is hoping 2012 is his year as he looks to put behind him two injury-disrupted seasons.

Roberts, 31, started the 2011 on the wing, featuring in the World Club Challenge defeat against St George-Illawarra Dragons, but spent much of the rest of the season on the sidelines through injury or in the Under 20s side.

The previous year, he missed out a large chunk of the campaign after suffering a nasty injury in April, colliding with a post whilst scoring a try against Wakefield. 

Roberts said: “It has been frustrating, I was enjoying 2010, playing how I knew I was capable- then everything just turned.

“I have missed a lot of good times, winning the League Leaders Shield, the Grand Final and Wembley.”

Amos is now recovering from a further minor operation and will start running in the next few weeks and is hoping to push new Head Coach Shaun Wane for a place in the Warriors side.

He added: “It’s all sorted now and coming along great. I am looking forward to getting back to it, playing 100% fit and just tearing in again.

“Hopefully I can have a full season and contribute to the team.”

Roberts will be entering his fourth season with the Warriors, having joined from Sydney Roosters in the winter of 2008 on a four-year contract, and he will be looking to earn a new deal at the DW Stadium.