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Rodgers set to use long-term missing man as spark to drive Celtic to the treble

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In the team-news for Celtic’s Sunday trip to Hamilton, aside from the return to the starting line-up of Kieran Tierney and Kristoffer Ajer, the biggest news is that Patrick Roberts starts his first game for the Bhoys since November.

The team was announced a short time ago on the Hoops’ official Twitter page.

The fact that Roberts has got the nod over player of the year candidate James Forrest is noteworthy, as Forrest has been one of the Bhoys’ best players this season, but Brendan Rodgers must feel it is worth bringing Roberts, who has been out long-term with injury, back at his expense.

The Hoops have been flat at times this season, and with a pivotal run of matches on the horizon the manager will be looking for the Manchester City loanee to provide the spark the Hoops need to drive them on to the treble.

Roberts was a massive player for the Bhoys towards the end of last season, and Rodgers will be hoping that the missing man can repeat his heroics.

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If the winger puts Hamilton to the sword, the clamour will grow for the on-loan Manchester City winger to get the nod to start against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Roberts has had a field day against the Ibrox side before, and he is more than capable of being the player who takes the Hoops to Old Firm glory.

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