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Man City winger Roberts: Celtic not bothered by Brown-Barton talk ahead of Rangers derby

Patrick Roberts has revealed that the Celtic are not at all concerned by the verbal dual involving Scott Brown and Joey Barton ahead of Saturday's Old Firm derby with Rangers.

The experienced midfielders have been involved in a war of words ever since Barton's arrival at Rangers in the summer.

The former Newcastle United and QPR star claimed that Brown was 'nowhere near my level' as a player soon after signing for Mark Warburton's side but Roberts, who is on loan with the Bhoys from Manchester City, says he is not bothered by all the talk.

"I just want to play my football," Roberts said.

"I don't want to get involved in that. You know what Scott is like, Scott just gets on with his football, he loves playing his football and he loves playing for Celtic.

"It is not mentioned at all, we will just get on and play our game."

Brendan Rodgers' Hoops host arch rivals Rangers at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Vyom Chaudhary
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