By Harvey Byrne

Celtic fans are wondering why striker Moussa Dembele isn’t starting for the Hoops as the Scottish giants prepare for their key Play-Off clash against Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday.

The forward has been dropped to the bench and many are stating that they would have liked to seen the Frenchman start up top.

The 20-year-old has hit the ground running at his new club after joining from Fulham earlier this summer and he has scored three goals in his six appearances, but Brendan Rodgers is keeping the striker as a bench option for the match.

Rodgers has named a strong eleven in the Champions League qualifier, with the attacking force of Leigh Griffiths, James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.

However, on-loan winger Patrick Roberts is still out through injury.

The experienced Kolo Toure and youngster Eoghan O’Connell make up the defence, while Craig Gordon keeps his place in the net, after the addition of Dorus De Vries.

Celtic fans are disappointed that Dembele isn’t starting, but they have ensured they trust what their manager is doing.

Celtic have beaten Lincoln Red Imps and Astana to get to this stage, as they look to qualify for the Champions League group stages.

They will be keen to keep a clean sheet and not concede any away goals in Wednesday night’s clash.

In other Celtic team news, Brendan Rodgers has outlined his ambitions for the Bhoys Champions League campaign this season.