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Celtic January signing admits what he is enjoying about life at club

Patrick Roberts says that he is experiencing far greater pressure to win at Celtic Park, but is adamant that is a good thing for his career.

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has told the club's official website that he is still getting used to the pressures of life at Celtic, but admits that he is enjoying being part of the team that everyone wants to beat.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Bhoys last month on a long-term loan from Manchester City, made his debut in the 3-0 home win over Inverness last weekend after watching on as Ronny Deila's side lost the first two matches after he joined the club.

After playing just three times for City in the first half of the season, the England Under-19 international is looking forward to playing regular football north of the border.

The former Fulham man told the Bhoys website that he enjoys the stresses of playing for the SPL leaders and likes the fact that every side in the league is looking to beat the Glaswegians.

Roberts said: "We lost the first two games we played after I came up here so you can tell there is competition in the league and it’s not just a one-horse race.

"They are very good teams. They are tough and love to get in your face. When teams play against Celtic, they are determined to beat us as we are the big team in the league.

"You have to deal with that. The pressure to win here is immense but it’s a good thing. We want to be winning football matches all of the time and it’s a good experience for me as we aim to maintain the reputation of the club."

Roberts joined the Bhoys on an 18-month loan deal just six months after signing for City in a deal worth up to £12 million from Fulham.

The teenager was snapped up by Manuel Pellegrini's side after enjoying a breakthough campaign with Fulham last season, in which he made 20 appearances in all competitions.

He will be hoping to continue in Deila's Celtic side when they travel to face Hamilton Academical later on Friday as the club look to temporarily move nine points clear of second-place Aberdeen.

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