Celtic winger Patrick Roberts refreshed ahead of season finale
Last Updated: 27/03/18 6:41pm
Patrick Roberts insists he is refreshed and ready to make an impact in Celtic's season finale as he waits for the international break to end.
The 21-year-old winger, who is on loan from Manchester City, made his return from a long-term hamstring injury against Motherwell at Fir Park before having to wait almost two weeks for the Hoops' next fixture which is against Ross County on Saturday.
Roberts sustained the injury against the Steelmen last November and - after missing a chunk of what has been a punishing fixture schedule for Celtic - he believes his freshness will be a boost as the Parkhead club's season comes into the home straight.
He told the club's website: "Some of the lads coming back might need [to be] rested and that gives me a chance to start and get some more game time in.
"You can be more refreshed. Going away with your respective country is always good, but at the same time it can be tiring with all the travel.
"Myself and some of the other boys are coming back from injuries now while others have played a huge number of games, so it's good timing for the team.
"As the end of the season approaches a lot of the boys will be tired, especially boys like Kieran [Tierney] and Broony [Scott Brown] who have played an incredible number of games.
"They've played nearly every game this season. That can fatigue you a lot but credit to them and the staff here because they're sharp and getting the job done each week.
"You train every day regardless, so it can be quite tiring on top of the really busy season that the boys have had.
"I'll be fresh and with the game that's just played, I feel like I can jump straight back into the action for our next game."