Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts Puts in the Extra Miles in Bid to Impress

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts Puts in the Extra Miles in Bid to Impress

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PATRICK Roberts has returned to training early in a bid to impress Pep Guardiola.

The 20-year-old winger is wanted by Celtic after helping them to the Scottish Premier League title and both domestic cups last season.

But he is hoping to be included in the Blues' pre-season training jaunt to the US later this month and catch the manager's eye.

With that in mind, Roberts has employed personal trainer Bradley Simmonds to give him a head-start with a fitness and skills schedule.

Roberts faces a tough fight to get near the City first team, despite the fact that he scored against them for Celtic in the 1-1 draw between the clubs in the Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium in December.

The Blues have got rid of Jesus Navas by releasing him at the end of his contract, but he has already been replaced by £43m man Bernardo Silva. …

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