Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts 'Like David Silva Type'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts 'Like David Silva Type'

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CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers has given his first impressions of City youngster Patrick Roberts.

The former Fulham youngster is six months into an eighteen-month loan at the SPL champions - and got off to a flying start once given a chance by Ronny Deila.

His six goals in 16 appearances contributed towards Celtic's title success, and also earned him the Player of the Month award in April.

New coach Rodgers has experience of working with youth, having seen Raheem Sterling flourish under him in the 2013/14 season when Liverpool were pipped to the title by Manuel Pellegrini's City.

While well-positioned to talk about Sterling, the Celtic boss picked another Blues playmaker to liken Roberts to as he complimented the youngster.

"Patrick is different to Sterling although similar to him in that he is young," he said . …

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