Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injured Roberts Ruled out of European Championship

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injured Roberts Ruled out of European Championship

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PATRICK Roberts has been ruled out of the European Under-21 Championships.

The City winger, who has spent the last 18 months on loan at Celtic, has been suffering with a hamstring injury and has not been included in a 23-man squad for the tournament in Poland later this month. England coach Aidy Boothroyd said that Roberts and Chelsea's Izzy Brown can't afford to be risked after lengthy campaigns with their clubs.

"They've played pretty much every game for their clubs over the last three or four months and been carrying injuries to get through," he said.

"So, unfortunately, it's a bridge too far for them."

City are still represented in the Under-21 squad - goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been picked to compete with Derby's Jonathan Mitchell and Sunderland's Jordan Pickford for the gloves. …

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