Celtic fans on social media are delighted that Brendan Rodgers has decided to hand a rare start to Patrick Roberts against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.
The Hoops team was announced on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account a short time ago.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 9, 2018
The team has plenty of changes from the one chosen to play against Hearts last week, but the one fans are most excited about is the return of on-loan attacker Roberts, who will be making only his second start of 2018, after a long spell out injured with a knee injury.
One fan is so delighted that he believes that Roberts can be a ‘perfect’ replacement for Moussa Dembele should the Frenchman leave the Hoops in the summer.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news that Roberts has returned to the Hoops first team:
At least Paddy is starting, im happy 😊
— 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘢 ♡☆ (@HannaxKT3) May 9, 2018
— John Loughran (@JohnLoughran_) May 9, 2018
Paddy Roberts false 9, perfect Dembele replacement next season
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) May 9, 2018
Naww am acc buzzin to see paddy, ave missed him
— 💖maria x (@foolzzgold) May 9, 2018
Roberts up front pic.twitter.com/ots1yOJHSp
— John (@19jhodgkiss) May 9, 2018
Roberts, this is the day
— Reece (@_RH67) May 9, 2018
Roberts was a massive success for the Hoops in his first loan spell at the club from Manchester City, and he was a key man as the Bhoys won the treble for the first time in 16 years.
He returned to the Hoops on a one year loan deal in the summer, but injuries have affected his season and he hasn’t been as influential.
However, if he impresses against Kilmarnock he could feature in the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell next Saturday.
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