When Celtic were trying to break down a stubborn Dundee side at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, one player that you would have expected the Hoops to turn to is Patrick Roberts.
Unfortunately that didn’t happen, the attacker on-loan from Manchester City didn’t come on and the game petered out into a goalless draw.
The decision from Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers not to involve Roberts at all in the game is a real head-scratcher for the Hoops support.
Everybody knows what the 21-year-old is capable of, and his trickery and creativity could have won the game for the Hoops.
It is a bit surprising that Roberts, who was superb for the Hoops last season, has featured so little since returning from injury, particularly as he was a player that the Bhoys chased all summer to bring back to the club on another year long loan.
Surely he deserves a chance in the first-team instead, of example, Scott Sinclair, whose poor form of recent months continued in an anonymous display against Dundee.
Rodgers deserves a run of games in the first-team starting with Sunday’s game against Hamilton, and he should be heavily involved in the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final v Rangers.
It seems a shame that his second spell with the Hoops is turning into a bit of a damp squib, but that’s what looks to be happening unless Roberts gets more playing time.
In other Celtic news, fans were unhappy at one player’s display against Dundee