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‘I’D LOVE TO BE AT CELTIC FOR 10-IN-A-ROW,’ ROBERTS

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PATRICK ROBERTS has admitted he would love to be at Celtic when they win 10 in a row.

The winger’s second loan spell at the champions has been blighted by injury and he is due to return to Manchester City at the end of the campaign.

Roberts, who hasn’t featured in the first team since injuring his hamstring in the 1-1 draw with Motherwell in November, is determined to play his part as the Hoops go for their historic back-to-back treble.

The 21-year-old attacker, who has enjoyed a previous temporary 18-month stint at Parkhead, was quizzed by schoolkids at a Q&A session hosted by Laurie Ross Insurance.

One young Hoops supporter put the former Fulham forward on the spot by asking if he would like to stay at the club to seal 10 successive titles.

Roberts replied: “I would love to be here, but I can’t really say much on that.

“Something like that (winning 10 on the bounce) is massive and especially for Celtic to do it would be huge.

“And I’m sure they’ll do it and I’ll be part of it, if I’m here or not.”

He was then asked about which ground had the better atmosphere- Parkhead or parent club City’s Etihad stadium?

He answered unhesitatingly: “That’s not really a question. It’s easy, Celtic. They are the best fans I will probably ever play in front of. Celtic by a mile, especially Champions League nights are special. Something I will take with me wherever I go.”

Roberts was also asked about his favourite goal for the club.

He added: “I would love to say Rangers (sic), but I’ve not scored against them yet, I’ve still got two games left.

“I think the goal against Hearts (in the 5-0 victory that sealed last season’s championship). That sticks in my memory quite well.”

Roberts has been on the substitutes’ bench for the last two games – the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Morton in Glasgow and the 3-2 victory at Ibrox on Sunday.

Rodgers could grant him his long-awaited return against Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday – ironically, the venue of his last appearance.

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