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Patrick Roberts Says There Won’t Be a Repeat of Hampden Open Goal Miss

Patrick Roberts Says There Won’t Be a Repeat of Hampden Open Goal Miss

Patrick Roberts insists there won’t be a repeat of the open goal he missed against Rangers back in April’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

The Celtic winger will be hoping to start Saturday afternoon’s game at Parkhead as Scotland’s top two go head-to-head.

And he’ll also be hoping the game goes better than the last time the teams played against each other.

Rangers won the Cup semi after a dramatic penalty shootout victory at Hampden – but Roberts could have contributed to his team winning the game in normal time had he not missed a shocking own goal.

Promise

The on-loan Manchester City man faced the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s game and was asked about the miss.

And while recognising it was a bad one, he insists he won’t make the same mistake again.

Rodgers said:

Roberts would have been one of the first names on the team sheet had he not suffered an injury against Astana in the Champions League last month.

He was forced to miss five games – including the European matches against Hapoel Be’er Sheva – with James Forrest impressing as his deputy.

Roberts is now back fit and got minutes against Aberdeen last time out, but may find himself on the bench with the in-form Forrest preferred.


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