Darren Jackson says this 19-year-old Celtic player is very good, has advice for Deila

Patrick Roberts joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City in the January transfer window.

Darren Jackson has told The Scottish Sun that he has been impressed with the performances of Celtic youngster Patrick Roberts so far this season.

Roberts joined Celtic on loan from Premier League oufit Manchester City in the January transfer window on an 18-month contract.

The 19-year-old winger has been playing well for the Scottish Premiership giants and was on target twice for the Bhoys against Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership last weekend.

Former Celtic striker Jackson has said that he has been very impressed with Roberts and has spoken highly of the former Fulham youngster.

The former Newcastle United man has also suggested that Celtic manager Ronny Deila should include Roberts in his starting lineup more regularly.

“Patrick Roberts is very good, I’ve been very impressed with him, not just with his goals against Hearts, but also those times he’s come off the bench,” Jackson told The Scottish Sun.

“He’s a young lad who plays without fear and is capable of a moment’s brilliance at any point. Yes, he’s a £12million player on loan from Manchester City.

“But he still won’t have known this kind of expectancy on his shoulders because he’s not had many starts in his career. If it was down to me, though, I’d stick with him because he’s still a match-winner.”

Roberts is a talented young player, and his recent performances for Celtic suggest that he is only going to get better.

The former Fulham youngster appears to be settling in well at Celtic Park, and it is great that the Scottish Premiership giants signed him on an 18-month contract.

The youngster will be important for Celtic in their Champions League qualifiers at the start of next season.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 73 points from 32 matches, five points clear of second-placed Aberdeen.

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