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Patrick Roberts returns to Manchester City after being ruled out for up to three months

Patrick Roberts has returned to Manchester City after pulling up with a recurrence of a hamstring problem that could keep the youngster, on loan at Celtic, out for up to three months.

Roberts, 20, was injured against Motherwell on Wednesday night and the news is bad for the England youth international.

Speaking to BBC Sportsound, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers said: “Pat’s going to be a period of time. It could be anything up to three months. He’s gone back down to Man City.

“They’ll have look at it as well and have another scan on it. It’s just unfortunate he picked up that injury and we’ll have to wait on the scan result. He’ll certainly be out for the foreseeable future.”

Roberts enjoyed his initial loan spell up north so much that he rejected interest from Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 sides to return for a second spell at a club where he has won five trophies.

This new injury is a setback in his development and he will now undergo scans in Manchester, but it could be March before he is back on the pitch for Celtic.

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