By Emma Sanders

Brendan Rodgers has axed Moussa Dembele from the Celtic starting XI for their clash against Hamilton on Saturday lunch-time.

The star striker started the last game against Patrick Thistle in midweek but has now made way for Leigh Griffiths to play up-front as a lone striker.

There was speculation before the game on who would start in attack because Dembele has come under criticism for his performances in recent games.

He has scored just one goals in his last 10 Celtic appearances, with his last goal coming in the Scottish League Cup final victory against Aberdeen on 27th November.

The 20-year-old has been one of the club’s best players this season and has already hit a tally of 17 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions throughout 2016-17.

Earlier this month he was voted France under-21s best player by fans in his home country in an online poll, beating Manchester United’s Anthony Martial to the achievement.

Griffiths has been equally as impressive this season but has struggled to start games, with Rodgers preferring to use a lone striker and selecting Dembele for the majority of matches.

The 24-year-old has notched up 23 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish giants this season and has already netted 12 goals.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton provides his verdict on this star duo.