Celtic fans want Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts starting for the first team as soon as possible.
Celtic loan signing Patrick Roberts sent a firm message to first team manager to Ronny Deila last night: Pick me for the first team.
Roberts was picked for the under-20 side for a match against Dunfermline, and made an instant impact, scoring twice in the first half and creating another.
The winger is on an 18 month loan from Manchester City, and featured for 75 minutes of the development side fixture.
With Roberts at their disposal for a year and a half, Celtic are not rushing him, but Roberts' display last night suggested the former Fulham man cannot be held back any longer.
Despite topping the table, Celtic are failing to get fans excited with their displays, and the 19-year-old might be just the player to change this.
This was his second game for the development squad, and he has three goals in those matches as well as a handful of assists, showing he looks too good to play much more for the team.
Fans reacted on Twitter with excitement to his performance, hoping to soon see Roberts starting for the first team...
This Patrick Roberts looks a class act if not scoring goals he is creating them— stephen kelly (@kelzybhoy) February 15, 2016
Right, Patrick Roberts has to play. No more Stuart 'Butch' Armstrong please.— Kenton Schweppes (@CoachCrumbs) February 15, 2016
Can't wait to see Patrick Roberts in the first team— Keiran lewis (@TheRealTosh98) February 15, 2016
Patrick Roberts proving he's far too good for this U21 league, get him into the first team ffs!!!— Jacko (@RyanJackson_96) February 15, 2016
Patrick Roberts with 2 goals and an assist in the first half of the development game tonight— Ryan (@Ryan__Grahamm) February 15, 2016
Patrick Roberts 3 goals and 3 assists in less than 120 minutes for Celtic , GET HIM IN THE FIRST TEAM!— Bar11ney (@Bmansw6) February 15, 2016
It's good that we are allowing Patrick Roberts to run riot in the development squad and get to see Armstrong struggle for 90 minutes— Daniel O'Neill (@DanielONeill95) February 15, 2016
@patrick7roberts making a mockery of the reserve league this evening! Again. Surely the lad is worthy of a first team spot on Saturday.— TunesCFC (@st_csc) February 15, 2016
3 goals & 4 assists in 2 games for Patrick Roberts. Hopefully see him in the 1st team soon. But knowin Ronny Deila, probably not— TMac 180 (@tmac_180) February 15, 2016