Loan Watch: Roberts helps Celtic edge to win
- 21 March 2016 13:00
- Posted by @timoscroft
Our regular round-up of how City's young on-loan players are faring around the world...
Patrick Roberts helped Celtic go four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a second half substitute appearance.
The winger replaced Kris Commons at half-time in the Bhoys trip to Kilmarnock, but it was a narrow squeak for Ronnie Deila’s side, who claimed a 1-0 win thanks to Tom Rogic’s last-minute winner.
Ian Lawlor did not feature for Bury, but the young goalkeeper has been called up to the Republic of Ireland’s Under 21 squad for a pair of European qualifiers in the next few days.
Flying back to Dublin now for internationals next week! Looking forward to seeing the family today! 🍀🍀— Ian Lawlor (@Ianlawlor) March 20, 2016
Fellow Irishman Jack Byrne is also in the Irish Under 21 squad, and will also train with the senior side ahead of their upcoming friendlies. Unfortunately, Byrne could not prevent a 1-0 defeat for his Cambuur side by Roda JC, a result that leaves them stuck at the foot of the Dutch Eredivisie.
Still in the Netherlands and there was better news for Enes Unal, Divine Naah and their hosts, NAC Breda. Turkish striker Unal scored two in Breda’s 6-3 win over Den Bosch while Ghanaian midfielder Naah played 88 minutes.
In France, midfielder Seko Fofana came off with a minute left having helped Bastia earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux.
Looking further afield, Anthony Caceres gave Melbourne City the lead late on in what became a 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar.
And in Turkey, defender Jason Denayer and his Galatasaray side saw their derby with Fenerbahce postponed following the bomb attack in Istanbul that killed four people.