Report details major Celtic attacker injury boost
Celtic have been handed a massive injury boost with the news that Patrick Roberts played his first football in four months, when he featured for the Hoops development side, according to a report.
The 21-year-old attacker played 57 minutes of the game against Partick Thistle, according to the Scottish Sun, before being replaced as the Hoops make sure that he doesn’t return from injury too quickly.
The on-loan Manchester City man hadn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in a match against Motherwell at the end of November.
He was a star of last season as the Hoops won a domestic treble, scoring 11 goals and having 19 assists in the process.
This season injuries have limited him to only one goal, but it was an important one, the second in the memorable 3-0 Champions League group stage victory over Anderlecht.
Sunday’s game against Aberdeen seems too early for a comeback to the first-team squad for the Englishman but he may be targeting a return for the Scottish Cup quarter-final against Morton next Saturday.
It seems highly unlikely that Roberts will return to Glasgow for a third loan spell next season, so he will be going all out to end his spell with the Hoops on a high, as the Bhoys aim to win a second consecutive domestic treble.
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