Celtic dealt major selection blow ahead of Aberdeen meeting (not Dembele) - report
By Matt Farr
Celtic winger Patrick Roberts could be set to miss out on the Scottish Cup Final clash with Aberdeen in May, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun report that Roberts’ international commitments could coincide with the showdown at Hampden Park, providing Celtic with a second major potential selection headache in as many days.
Brendan Rodgers’ side could also be without star striker Moussa Dembele, after the 20-year-old limped off during the victory over Rangers on Sunday.
But Roberts could also be set to miss out, with the FIFA Under 20 World Cup Finals scheduled to begin a week prior to Celtic’s cup final.
The exciting 20-year-old winger is a key player for the England Under 20 side, and is expected to play an important role for Paul Simpson’s squad at the upcoming tournament in South Korea.
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However, it is further reported by the Scottish Sun that Celtic are to enter talks with the English FA in a bid to make the Scottish Cup Final the priority fixture for Roberts.
England are set to play Argentina on May 20, with Celtic in action against Aberdeen on May 27, and Celtic are determined to strike an agreement that will see Roberts made available.
The on loan youngster would be a considerable loss to Rodgers’ side, having contributed seven goals and supplying 15 assists from his 41 appearances in all competitions.
In other Celtic news, Andy Walker has revealed what can wreck Celtic’s domestic treble dream.