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8th Apr, 2018 | 6:46pm

'Great learner' - Rodgers tips Celtic mainstay to step up after horror show

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has tipped Kristoffer Ajer to get over his horror mistake which lead to Hamilton’s goal in the Hoops’ 2-1 win at New Douglas Park.

The 19-year-old, who has been in great form for the Hoops since becoming a first-team regular in December, misjudged the bounce of the ball which led to Rakish Bingham’s goal.

However, Rodgers believes that Ajer has all the qualities to required learn from his horror show of a display.

“He just switched off for that moment, squared himself up and a quick player will get in behind you,” Rodgers said, as quoted by BBC Sport.

“He’s a great learner, Kris, and he’ll learn from that. Other than that, he dealt with everything very well and was good.”

Ajer has been a Hoops mainstay in recent months, making 27 appearances as the Hoops close in on their seventh successive Scottish Premiership title.

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Hoops fans will certainly hope that Ajer is able to recover from his error, as he is set to be a massive player for the Bhoys not only in their upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, but for the rest of his Parkhead career. It is the first real setback he has had to deal with since becoming a regular in the side, and it will be interesting to see if the Ibrox side target his lack of pace as something they could take advantage of. If Ajer is to become as good as player as many think he will be, his ability to recover from poor performances will be a big aspect of his game.

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