Patrick Roberts passes up U20 World Cup spot to stay at Celtic

Patrick Roberts tries to get past Rangers defender Myles Beerman
Patrick Roberts gave Rangers defender Myles Beerman a torrid time in two matches recently

Winger Patrick Roberts has opted to remain with Celtic until the end of the season rather than join the England squad for the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

The 20-year-old will end his 18-month stint at Celtic on loan from Manchester City at the Scottish Cup final on 27 May, when his team play Aberdeen.

"We've had a brilliant season so far," said Roberts of the treble-chasers.

"In such a special year for the club I want to be part of everything here."

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Patrick Roberts: 'I want to go out the best way possible'

Roberts called the chance to help add the Scottish Cup to the Premiership and League Cup trophies "a once in a lifetime opportunity".

"I spoke to the gaffer and this is just something I really wanted to do," he told the Celtic website.

"I have a great relationship with everyone around the England squad and I wish all the other lads and the management and backroom team the very best for the World Cup in South Korea."

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