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9th Aug, 2016 | 10:35pm

Roberts in line for Celtic Champions League return - coach

By Alex Taylor

Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy has indicated that Patrick Roberts may play a part in the Bhoys next Champions League encounter after making good progress with his current injury.

Roberts limped out of last Wednesday’s qualifier win over Astana with a hamstring injury and was thought to be ruled out for up to three weeks.

The on-loan Manchester City winger could now play some part in the upcoming two-legged play-off against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, with the first leg scheduled to be played on August 17.

“He is making good progress & rehab is going well,” Kennedy told Celtic’s Twitter account. “We might be able to get something out of him,”

The 19-year-old is starting to develop into a vital asset for the Hoops, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in just 22 games in all competitions for the club.

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The versatile forward can play as an out and out striker or on either side of the wings and will be looking to help guide the Glasgow giants to Scottish Premier League success this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are challenged by Rangers in the top tier for the first time in four seasons as they chase a sixth SPL title in a row.

In other Celtic team news, the Hoops have not included playmaker Kris Commons in their squad for the crucial Champions League play-off against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.