Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts is enjoying his time at Celtic

Celtic Football Club Wide

Patrick Roberts has made just one first-team appearance for Celtic so far.

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has told the Daily Mail that he has enjoyed his time at Parkhead so far.

Roberts joined the Bhoys on loan from Manchester City on an 18-month loan spell back in the January transfer window and he has had to bide his time so far.

The 19-year-old has made just one appearance, but the youngster insists that he is not too concerned about his lack of action as he realises the need to wait for an opportunity.

“It's been good and I've enjoyed it so far,” Roberts said. 'It's always nice to get some minutes on the pitch and I feel match-fit now.

'The manager has to look after the team and I have to be ready for whenever he needs me. It's healthy to have competition for places and that goes for every club. There are some very good players here that I'll need to compete with week in, week out.”

Roberts made his Celtic debut last weekend, when he came on as a substitute in his side’s match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The England youth international played the final eight minutes of the match as Celtic picked up a 3-0 victory.

Roberts has also made an impact in a series of under-21 matches for his new club, as he stakes a claim for a first-team place.

It is expected that over time Roberts will come in to play a key part for Celtic during his temporary spell and he may well have a big role to play next term.

Roberts’ next chance to impress could come on Wednesday evening when Celtic take on Dundee.

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