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‘MY FOCUS IS ON IBROX,’ INSISTS ROBERTS

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PATRICK ROBERTS has admitted he is concentrating fully on helping Celtic to another win at Ibrox tomorrow.

The on-loan Manchester City winger has been caught up in a club v country row with the England Under-20s ready to name him in their squad for the World Youth Finals in South Korea next month.

Brendan Rodgers believes a solution will be found to allow the fans’ favourite to make an appearance against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on May 27.

However, Roberts is focused on the sixth meeting with the Govan side where he hopes to play a part in the Hoops’ fourth win over the Ibrox men this season. The other clash, of course, ended in a 1-1 draw at Parkhead.

He said: “I have to leave the other stuff to the club and the FA to sort out. Whatever happens, happens.

“It is not for me to make that decision. I just want to play football.

“I came here to play and that is what I have learned from doing. We have a run of games now until the end of the season and I want to make as much of impact as I can.

“Now we play Rangers (sic) and I think I have been in Glasgow long enough to know what these games mean to the supporters.

“We have performed pretty well against them this season, so it would be nice to get another good result against them.

“It is another big game and I am just looking forward to going out and trying to get another win.”

Roberts added: “We are close to one or two things now. The unbeaten games and the treble, but, although it is exciting, I think you can’t really think about it too much.

“It would be amazing to do it and know that you have written your name into the club, but the way to do that is just keep your concentration.”

 
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