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12th Mar, 2017 | 9:01am

Celtic fans urge Rodgers to start 20-year-old winger v Rangers

By Will Butcher

Patrick Roberts and James Forrest are set to go head-to-head for the right-wing slot in Celtic’s starting eleven to face Rangers – and fans on Twitter are urging Brendan Rodgers to choose Roberts.

Sky Sports claim that Forrest has returned from a knee injury which has kept him sidelined for the Hoops’ last two outings, but is now available for selection.

However, 20-year-old star Roberts is the fans’ choice on Twitter as he continues to shine during his loan from Premier League giants Manchester City.

Despite making just 19 league and cup starts this season, Roberts has still managed to have a hand in 16 goals with five of those being scored by himself.

Now, Celtic fans are keen to see the four-time England Under-20 international start an Old Firm derby for the first time this season.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/markoneill1888/status/840684500262744064

Roberts, who is nearing the end of an 18-month loan in Glasgow, has been considered first reserve by Rodgers all season for either Forrest or summer signing Scott Sinclair.

However, fans believe that their number 27 deserves a chance from the off as Celtic look to increase their lead over their Old Firm rivals in the league to 36 points.

In other Celtic news, Erik Sviatchenko has revealed why the Hoops are 33 points ahead of the Gers.

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