Plymouth Albion sign Bath fly-half Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts
Roberts is the first signing for new Albion boss Pete Drewett

Plymouth Albion have signed Bath fly-half Paul Roberts on a dual-registration deal.

The 22-year-old has made two substitute appearances for Bath this season and captained the 'A' side.

He is director of rugby Pete Drewett's first signing since after the sacking of Graham Dawe.

Drewett worked with Roberts in the summer when he was in charge of the England students team.

"I've known him a long time," Drewett told BBC South West.

"He played three internationals last year and I think he'll bring good experience and good qualities to the squad.

"He's got good game management, good pace, he kicks well and he's an intelligent rugby player."

Plymouth have lost all three of the Championship matches Drewett has overseen since taking charge of the club, although he did win his first match on Saturday as Albion beat Neath 24-6 in the British and Irish Cup.

He would not comment on whether he would make more additions to the Albion squad, but says Roberts's signing puts more pressure on his players to perform.

"We want strength in depth and he'll be competing very hard for that starting berth.

"Any rugby head coach is constantly looking at the squad and that's what I'll be doing," he said.

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