By Will Butcher
Celtic fans are impressed on Twitter after on-loan winger Patrick Roberts finished off a brilliant team goal for England Under-20s on Wednesday night.
The winger made a darting run across the Netherlands defensive line before being played in by Middlesbrough starlet Harrison Chapman to finish superbly past Dutch stopper Joel Drommell.
His goal, along with Adam Armstrong’s fortunate strike, gave the Young Lions an impressive 2-0 win in the first game of their four nation tournament. They face Germany next at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium.
Roberts is aiming to prove a point to Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers, with James Forrest and Scott Sinclair currently considered first-choice wingers ahead of the Manchester City loanee and the calm finish will have done him no harm.
Fans congratulated Roberts on Twitter, with many impressed by his composure to finish an England move that had seen the side make 14 passes starting with goalkeeper Luke Southwood.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— England (@England) October 5, 2016
@patrick7roberts goal lastnyt wiz a peach 👌🏻🍀
— Sean Doherty (@SeanDoherty67) October 6, 2016
Just seen @patrick7roberts goal for england what a move and finish 👏
— Ryan (@RQuinn1888) October 6, 2016
— Dr. M. Ali Abbasi (@drmaliabbasi) October 6, 2016
— Jake foyer (@jakesnake998) October 6, 2016
— Shermlock Holmes (@DerrtyD314) October 5, 2016
— Alan (@acon74) October 5, 2016
— StMiley (@StMiley) October 5, 2016
One fan joked that Rangers’ controversial star Joey Barton may have backed Roberts to be England’s first goalscorer, after the 34-year-old was charged with breaking gambling rules on 44 matches.
— Blair Aquinas (@BillingsgateBob) October 5, 2016
Roberts is currently midway through an 18-month loan at Celtic Park, after joining the Bhoys in January. The deal is due to expire in the summer of 2017.
The former Fulham attacker has made 24 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions, scoring seven goals.
In other Celtic news, James Forrest has revealed how Rodgers inspired him after signing a new contract.