Patrick Roberts looking to repay Brendan Rodgers


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Patrick Roberts admits he is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

The England Under-20 international spent last season on loan at Celtic Park and he played a key role as the Bhoys secured the domestic treble and went the entire season in Scotland unbeaten.

The former Fulham ace has now returned to Glasgow for a second loan spell from Manchester City and he has already hit the ground running this term, netting during the Hoops’ 3-0 Champions League success over Anderlecht.

Roberts admits he is delighted to be back playing for Celtic and is keen to not only continue his development in Glasgow, but also repay the faith shown in him by Rodgers.

“The manager knows what I bring, he knows the type of player I am, and that’s why he’s brought me to the club,” Roberts told the club website.

“He puts a lot of trust in me at such a young age and I strive to repay that. He’s been good ever since he came here and I can only get better for him.”

Celtic have not lost any of their last 58 domestic matches although that record was put to the test last weekend as they scrambled to a 2-2 home draw against Hibernian.

The Bhoys will return to action after the international break when they play host to Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on October 14.

Rodgers’ men are currently top of the standings in Scotland and they are priced at 1.02 to claim a seventh successive league title at the end of the season.

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