'I'm fit' - Celtic attacker confirms massive boost ahead of vital Old Firm clash
Celtic attacker Patrick Roberts has confirmed that he is fit and raring to go ahead of Sunday’s vital Old Firm showdown against Rangers at Ibrox.
The 21-year-old, who is coming towards the end of his loan spell at the club from Manchester City, hasn’t played for the Hoops since suffering a hamstring injury against Motherwell in November.
However, after being an unused sub in the last few weeks Roberts has revealed that he is ready to be involved in what is shaping up to be a title decider against Rangers.
“I’m fit and looking forward to Sunday” Roberts said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“The injury itself took quite long to clear up so it has been about getting myself back in condition.
“Hopefully I’m at that point now and I can kick on.”
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Roberts was one of the stand-out players for the Bhoys last season as Brendan Rodgers’ side clinched a domestic treble.
This season injuries and the form of James Forrest have curtailed Roberts’ involvement but he could still be a key figure towards the end of the season.
Football Insider verdict
This is very good news for Hoops supporters as when he is on his game, Roberts can be devastating to watch. It seems unlikely that the Englishman will start the match, but he is a more than useful option to have on the bench. The player was superb against Rangers in the games towards the end of last season and the Hoops will be hoping for similar if he is involved at Ibrox. With Roberts coming towards the end of his time at the club, he could prove to be a very important player as he attempts to sign off in style by helping the Bhoys clinch an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble.
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