By Matt Bullin
Davie Hay has claimed that Celtic loanee Patrick Roberts wants to return to Manchester City and try to break into the team.
Roberts, 20, has been on loan at the Hoops since February 2016 and he has become one of the sides’ star performers.
He has already won three medals with Celtic, including a Scottish title and a Scottish League Cup this season, and he is eyeing a Scottish Cup too.
This season Roberts has been in red-hot form, having featured 41 times in all competitions, the youngster has contributed to 22 goals (scored seven, assisted 15).
It may be understandable then that according to Hay, he wants to return to his parent club and fight for a place there.
Hay told the Daily Record: “Patrick Roberts wants to go back to Man City and give it a shot, but he could return to Celtic in August. He could go to train and realise he’s better off here.”
Hay played for the Hoops between 1965 and 1974, and was part of five Scottish Premiership winning sides, as well as winning two Scottish Cups.
Roberts has represented at England right through the age groups, from the Under-16s to the Under-20s, whom he has nine caps and four goals for.
Roberts has been in superb form in recent weeks and has scored two goals and set up four in his last four league games.
Next up for Celtic is the sixth Old Firm derby of the season, as the Bhoys travel to Ibrox this Sunday.
In other Celtic news, Pedro Caixinha has given his verdict on the gap between Rangers and the Hoops.