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20th Dec, 2016 | 4:14pm

Patrick Roberts: This is why I can't wait for Celtic schedule break

By Will Butcher 

Patrick Roberts has deplored Celtic’s busy schedule ahead of their Tuesday night clash against Partick.

On loan from Premier League giants Manchester City, Roberts has come into the side in recent weeks on a regular basis to replace injured wingers James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.

Speaking to Celtic’s official website before the home game against Partick, 19-year-old attacker Roberts revealed he is looking forward to the winter break as the Hoop demanding schedule pauses for three weeks in January.

“Obviously with the amount of games we’ve had to play in the cups and the Champions League we have had to reschedule some games, but that’s’ football,” he said.

“The biggest task of all is maintaining our performance levels in every game. The winter break will be good after the run of games we have had. It will allow the players to freshen up and to start again in the second part of the season.”

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Brendan Rodgers’ are midway through a frantic run of games that will see them play nine games in little over three weeks.

Celtic’s number 27 has been in superb form for the 47-time Scottish champions this season, as he enters the final six months of his loan deal.

In his 24 league and cup appearances for the Glasgow giants, Roberts has had a hand in 10 goals for Celtic with four of them being scored himself.

England Under-20’s international Roberts moved to Celtic Park after failing to break into the City side following his £10million move from Championsip outfit Fulham.

A win against Partick on Tuesday night for Roberts and the rest of the Celtic side will see them go 14 points clear.

In other Celtic news, fans have reacted enthusiastically on Twitter after teen sensation Karamako Dembele defied Scotland’s youth sides to make his England debut.