Report details huge Celtic injury boost for clash v Zenit, fan favourite close to comeback
Celtic attacker Patrick Roberts is set to return from injury in the next fortnight, according to a report.
The Herald claims that the player is aiming to make his first-team return for the Scottish Cup last 16 game against Partick on February 10.
The Europa League clash against Zenit is five days later, and having the Englishman back for the clash would provide Brendan Rodgers with a huge boost, particularly as it seems that both Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths will miss the tie.
The on-loan Manchester City ace, who has become a fan favourite at Celtic, has been out with a hamstring injury since the end of November, which he picked up in a game against Motherwell.
Roberts was one of the Hoops’ rare success stories in the Champions League group stages this season, as he scored the second goal in the Bhoys’ 3-0 win in Anderlecht which all but clinched their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.
The Bhoys – without Roberts – maintained their 11 point lead over Aberdeen and Rangers with a 1-0 victory over Hibernian, in a game which was marred by the injuries suffered by Griffiths and Gordon.
The Hoops will aim to increase their lead at the top of the table in their next league game, against Hearts on Tuesday.
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