Celtic winger Patrick Roberts raring to go


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Celtic winger Patrick Roberts insists he feels refreshed and ready to go as he prepares to return after the international break.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan from Manchester City, has only made seven appearances this season due to injury.

Roberts suffered a hamstring injury in November and he is now ready to make an impact after spending a large chunk of the season in the treatment room.

He returned against Motherwell at Fir Park before the international break but is now hoping to play his part in the game against Ross County on Saturday.

He told the club’s website: “Some of the lads coming back might need [to be] rested and that gives me a chance to start and get some more game time in.

“You can be more refreshed. Going away with your respective country is always good, but at the same time it can be tiring with all the travel.

“Myself and some of the other boys are coming back from injuries now while others have played a huge number of games, so it’s good timing for the team.

“As the end of the season approaches a lot of the boys will be tired, especially boys like Kieran [Tierney] and Broony [Scott Brown] who have played an incredible number of games.

“You train every day regardless, so it can be quite tiring on top of the really busy season that the boys have had.

I’ll be fresh and with the game that’s just played, I feel like I can jump straight back into the action for our next game.”

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