CELTIC legend Davie Hay insists Manchester City believe the Champions League will offer Paddy Roberts the perfect platform for the winger to flourish.

The Hoops fans’ favourite, of course, agreed a season-long move earlier in the week for a second stint with the Parkhead outfit.

Hay, the former Hoops manager and player, said: “City will feel it is an ideal stage for Roberts to go and develop with guaranteed exposure at Europe’s elite level.

“He will give everyone a massive boost simply because of the fact Celtic fans have spent the summer wishing his return.

“Getting him in is like bringing in a big signing because he was wanted by the Hoops support and also because we have all been able to see that he has that little bit of magic that can turn a game.

“That is not to take anything away from James Forrest who I think have taken on a fair bit of responsibility these past few months.

“But Roberts is a player who knows the club and the players.

“He is aware of what is expected of a Celtic player.”


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