‘The Celtic fans are second to none,’ Paddy Roberts

PADDY ROBERTS said his farewells last week after concluding his second loan spell at Celtic. He leaves with all our blessings, having made a huge impact in his time in Glasgow. He takes with him the his seven medals and knows that he would be welcome back by everyone who supports the club at any time in the future.

Paddy spoke to the Celtic View before heading back down to Manchester.

“I’ve had a good two-and-a-half years here. I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve won trophies, I’ve met a lot of good people and I’ve loved every minute of it.

“It’s obviously sad that my time here has come to an end but everything comes to an end and I have a lot of really good memories of playing here. The success this season has been incredible and I’m happy that the Celtic fans have had that, because they’ve been amazing.

“The Celtic fans are second to none. It’s like a family up here and I’ll always feel part of the family. Celtic’s been good to me and I hope I’ve been able to repay the fans, the board, staff and players.

“They’re the reason why I wanted to come back here. I’ve had ups and downs but the fans have been there for me throughout it all and I’ll always be thankful for that.

“I’ll definitely cite Brendan Rodgers as a big factor in my development as a player. He’s improved my game in a big way. I’m grateful to Ronny bringing me in and then to the manager for continuing that and showing the faith in me throughout these two years.

“He’s been incredible and I’ll be thankful to him for that forever. Hopefully it puts me in good stead for the rest of my career. Having a start here at Celtic has meant a lot and I’m thankful to everyone involved.”

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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