Former Celtic winger Paddy Roberts may finally home found a place to call home, given some recent comments made by Jonathan Woodgate.

The former Hoops ace, who was a real fans favourite with the Celtic support, departed the club in the summer of 2018 to return back to parent club Manchester City.

Roberts has since endured a torrid time at both Girona and Norwich City, before moving to Woodgate’s Middlesbrough in the Championship.


Roberts during his Norwich days

Roberts during his Norwich days (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Injuries have been a constant source of frustration to the winger, and he’s missed his last eight games for Boro, but despite that Woodgate is very much wanting to re-sign Roberts in the summer.

“I’d love him to stay next season, love him to,” Woodgate told Teesside Live.

“I told him that after his first game, that we want him to stay next season.

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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“He needs regular football though. And I believe in him. He’s a really good, talented player.”

Football break is coming at the wrong time for Roberts

As previously mentioned, the last couple of seasons have been pretty tough for Roberts.

After leaving us, he moved to La Liga side Girona but started just six league games all season before returning to England.

At Norwich, he failed to secure one Premier League start, before being shipped out on loan to the Riverside club.

Former Celtic loan player Patrick Roberts

Former Celtic loan player Patrick Roberts / (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

At long last, it seems like Roberts may have a manager who rates him and wants to give him opportunities in his first team.

Hopefully he can just get over his continuous injury worries and get back playing football every week. Well once football resumes that is.

We wish Paddy all the best.

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