Celtic fans already disappointed by the Hoops’ performance in the 1-0 loss to Aberdeen on Sunday, will have suffered further disappointment when Patrick Roberts failed to make a farewell appearance for the Hoops.
It seems inevitable that the 21-year-old Parkhead favourite will return to Manchester City after a two-and-a-half year loan spell with the Hoops, but sadly he remained on the bench for the entirety of the game, and didn’t get to say goodbye to the fans.
Ironically enough, Roberts could have been the man that could have unlocked a very packed Aberdeen defence, but Brendan Rodgers decided to bring on Leigh Griffiths, Scott Sinclair and Stuart Armstrong instead, as the Hoops went on the hunt for an equaliser.
The player has had a very difficult season which was disrupted by a long-term knee injury, which limited him to only two starts in the whole of 2018.
But he was still able to score a big goal for the Hoops this season, scoring the second goal in the Bhoys’ 3-0 Champions League group stage victory against Anderlecht.
Roberts will undeniably go with the very best wishes of the Hoops support, particularly after his performances last season, and you never know, he could finish with a final flourish and be a key man for the Hoops in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers took a gamble with the team he selected against the Dons