Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong comments on talent of new signing Patrick Roberts

The teenage playmaker has been impressing in development fixtures.

Celtic had a relatively quiet January transfer window, but they did bring in a talented young Englishman to bolster the squad.

Patrick Roberts arrived on an 18-month loan deal from Manchester City.

The teenager, who only joined City from Fulham in the summer, becomes the latest City youngster to join Celtic on loan - with John Guidetti and Jason Denayer recently experiencing Celtic Park first hand.

The 19-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for Celtic but he has been featuring in development games and impressing. He has hit the back of the net and bagged assists, with many a Celtic fan growing impatient about seeing him in first-team action.

One current first-teamer has now had his say on the player. Speaking in a press conference and quoted on the official Celtic Twitter account midfielder Stuart Armstrong had this to say about the teenager threatening to challenge for first-team football at Parkhead:

“(He is) very talented and you can see that in training.

"(I've) not seen the development games but heard good things."

Kind words from the former Dundee United player and Roberts might very well be in a first-team matchday squad with him before too long.

His fresh energy and creative spark could be exactly what Celtic need to move away from the threat of Aberdeen.

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