Reliable journalist: Massive fitness boost for Celtic as attacker states when he will return
By John Reid
Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has revealed that he is aiming to make his return from injury after the international break.
Speaking to Radio Clyde’s Alison Conroy, the on-loan Manchester City star mentioned that he is back in training and hopes to make his return to the Celtic squad in time for next week’s game against Ross County.
Patrick Roberts is back training at Celtic & is targeting a return to action after the international break pic.twitter.com/9EqH3NTRbp
— Alison Conroy (@AlisonGConroy) November 7, 2017
Roberts’ return would be a big boost for Celtic as he may possibly be back in time for Celtic’s Champions League games against PSG and Anderlecht, and the Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell.
Roberts originally injured his hamstring in Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock last month.
Roberts returned to Celtic in August, signing a new one-year loan deal at the club after spending the previous 18 months on loan at Celtic.
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Roberts had a fine end to last season for the Hoops, with a flurry of goals and assists, and taking James Forrest’s place in the first team. He ended the season with 11 goals and 19 assists.
This season hasn’t gone as well so far for Roberts, as he has lost his place in the side to the resurgent James Forrest and has now suffered an injury.
As a result he has only scored one goal so far – although it was against Anderlecht – and has four assists.
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