Ronny Deila raves about Patrick Roberts

Celtic boss Ronny Deila admits it will be difficult to leave Patrick Roberts out of future Scottish Premiership outings.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has paid tribute to youngster Patrick Roberts following his two-goal heroics in Saturday's 3-1 win over Hearts at Parkhead.

The 19-year-old midfielder - on loan from Manchester City - netted his first two senior goals this afternoon in a victory which took the Hoops seven points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the race for Scottish Premiership glory.

By virtue of the fact that he is a product of the Sky Blues' academy, Roberts is clearly a very gifted footballer, and he proved as much with the manner of his second goal as he chipped the ball over a helpless Neil Alexander on 49 minutes.

The Norwegian manager claims that he is indeed a special talent, and suggests that the Bhoys fans can expect to see more of Roberts - who has started just two games since joining in February - in the near future.


It may have taken a few months, but it is great to see Roberts - who signed an 18-month loan - reminding everybody why he is such a prospect.


His long-term future, at this time, remains unclear, but Celtic fans will surely be looking forward to seeing much more of him next season.

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