'Delighted', 'Buzzing' - Celtic fans react as 21-yr-old makes long-awaited return
Celtic fans on Twitter were celebrating as Patrick Roberts made his long-awaited return from injury for the Hoops development side on Friday night.
The 21-year-old played 57 minutes against Partick Thistle as the on-loan Manchester City man played his first football in almost four months.
The return of Roberts will give a boost to a Hoops side which has looked poor in recent weeks, and who were deservedly knocked out of Europe after a dreadful display in a 3-0 loss to Zenit.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the return of Roberts:
— Jo Hendry (@_jo_hendry) February 23, 2018
— Λnthony O®ion™ ???? (@AnthonyH1985) February 24, 2018
— Kim McCormick (@Kimmccormick34) February 24, 2018
Delighted to see @patrick7roberts return to action last night hopefully see him in 1st team very soon.????????
— Charlie Andrews (@ca4485) February 24, 2018
— Insta_celts (@insta_celts) February 24, 2018
Buzzing for Paddy Roberts to be back to first team football????????
— OllyMcLaughlin (@celtic_25) February 24, 2018
— Allan B (@AllanBaxter81) February 24, 2018
The Hoops’ game against Aberdeen on Sunday will probably come too early for Roberts, perhaps the match against Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-final next Saturday is a more realistic game to target.
Roberts was a key player for the Bhoys last season as they won their first domestic treble in 16 years, scoring 11 goals in the process.
This year injury problems have limited him to only one goal, but it was an important one, the second in the Hoops’ 3-0 Champions League group stage victory over Andelecht.
With Roberts unlikely to return to Glasgow for a third spell on loan next season, the player will be going all out to end his Hoops career on a high, as the Bhoys go for an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble.
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