Patrick Roberts would love to leave with unbeaten record intact

Speaking exclusively to the official Celtic website, Patrick Roberts has reiterated his and the squad’s desire to go the entire domestic season unbeaten.

What’s the story?

Roberts is due to return to his parent club Manchester City after an 18-month loan spell in Glasgow, but before that happens he wants to make history in Celtic colours.

No team in Scotland has managed to beat the Hoops this season, a streak that stretches back an incredible 35 games and just 12 games stands between them and footballing history.

For Roberts it represents to chance to do something incredibly special.

As quoted by the official Celtic website, the winger said:

It’s fantastic to be here now and being unbeaten would be an immense achievement. There are still a few games left but if we get there it’ll be the one of the most remarkable things I’ve done. So we need to stay confident and focused for the rest of the season.

It’s not going to be easy with every side they play from now until the end of the season likely to be desperate to become the team that beats them. With the rest of the top 6 to play after the split to, it’s not an easy feat, even for this Celtic side.

What part will Roberts play?

The 20-year old winger has had an up and down season under Brendan Rodgers but has still given Celtic fans some moments to remember, like his goal against Man City at the Etihad in the UEFA Champions League.

With Rodgers apparently committed to James Forrest, almost half of Roberts’ games in the Hoops have come from the bench so far this term.

He’s a great impact sub so will likely play a big part in the run-in, especially perhaps in the wide open expanse of Hampden where the Hoops are set to play arch-rivals Rangers in April in a Scottish Cup semi-final.

There’s an element of the Hoops support that are clamouring to see more of the talented attacker, despite his loan deal soon expiring, and with time running out on his time in Glasgow that will become more pronounced over the next couple of months.

You get the impression that he has at least one more memorable performance in him before he travels down the road to Manchester.

 


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