Patrick Roberts gives his initial impressions of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic's Patrick Roberts in action

Patrick Roberts scored six goals in 11 games for Celtic next season.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts in action

Patrick Roberts has spoken highly of new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on the club's official site, after meeting him for the first time.

Celtic returned to pre-season training yesterday, as Rodgers got to assess his squad for the first time.

The Northern Irish boss apparently had a brief meeting with his new players, before leading them on the training field.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring their second goal

And Roberts said: “It’s nice being back into things. I feel very good. I met the manager for the first time yesterday and he was very positive for the season so that was good.

“We came in nice and early, had a meeting for half an hour and he told us what he wants. He was very good, very optimistic and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I felt settled a few months after I came here and when I started playing I felt right at home, so coming back here is like coming back home again.”

There is great excitement around Parkhead about the impact that Roberts could make next season.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring their second goal

The young winger joined from Manchester City on loan last January, and he has made a positive start at the Glasgow club.

Although Roberts took a while to break into Ronny Deila’s starting line-up, by the end of the campaign he was one of the most important creative players in the Bhoys’ squad.

Roberts has made 11 appearances for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership to date, and he has managed to hit the back of the net on six occasions.

Roberts is due to spend the entirety of next term at Celtic, before returning to Manchester City for the 2017/18 campaign.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts in action with Dundee's Paul McGowan

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