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English star plans to return to Manchester City and challenge for first-team football

Celtic's English midfielder Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Manchester City and Celtic at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, on December 6, 2016. / AFP / Oli SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Patrick Roberts is set to return to Manchester City in the summer after a two-year loan to Scottish champions Celtic and is relishing the challenge of playing in the first-team. He’s had a successful spell in Scotland, impressing fans as well as the management, and at just 19-years of age he opened the scoring against his parent club.

Speaking to the BBC, the Manchester City midfielder on loan at Celtic said:

“I’ll always have that belief; the more you play, the more you improve. It’s been my first proper season playing men’s football. I did a bit at Fulham, but I was in and out, the same at Man City, so coming here, the manager before [Ronny Deila] played me a lot and Brendan’s [Rodgers] been really good with me as well.

“It’s been good and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I came here to improve, to win trophies and score goals.

“Hopefully at the end of the season I can take that back with me to City and have a good go there. It’s been a great experience and I’m thankful for that.”

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