Report outlines a major injury boost for Celtic

Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring the third goal for Celtic

Celtic will reportedly have Manchester City-owned Patrick Roberts available for their Champions League playoff first-leg tie.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts shootsPatrick Roberts

Celtic will have Patrick Roberts available for their Champions League playoff first-leg tie, according to The Scottish Sun.

The Manchester City-owned winger suffered a hamstring injury during Celtic’s clash against FC Astana on Wednesday evening.

The Scottish Premiership giants took on Astana in the second leg of the Champions League qualifying third-round tie at Celtic Park. The Bhoys won the game 2-1 to progress to the playoff round 3-2 on aggregate.

Patrick Roberts scores the third goal for CelticPatrick Roberts scores for Celtic

Roberts, who joined Celtic on an 18-month loan deal from City in the January transfer window, started the match, but he was substituted just past the half-hour mark due to a hamstring injury.

There were fears that the 19-year-old winger could be out of action for a long time, but, according to The Scottish Sun, the injury is not as bad as first feared.

It has been reported that Roberts should be fit for Celtic’s Champions League playoff first-leg tie.

Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring the third goal for CelticPatrick Roberts celebrates after scoring for Celtic

The talented youngster has reportedly suffered a minor strain and will likely be on the sidelines for two weeks.

Roberts is a very promising young player and has already been a success at Celtic Park.

Manager Brendan Rodgers needs the City-owned winger fit in order to progress to the group stage of the Champions League.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts in actionPatrick Roberts

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