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There is little doubt that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of Hoops centre-back Dedryck Boyata.

He was the man who saved Boyata’s career when it looked to be over and made him a key part of the team which won the domestic treble.

This season, he has dropped practically every defender at times this season apart from Belgium, then brought him back into the side after being out injured for over a month for the vital Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Unfortunately for the Hoops boss, Boyata’s performances since coming back into the first-team have been abysmal.

He gifted Rangers a goal in the Old Firm derby and was generally shaky all game, and didn’t cover himself in glory against Motherwell either.

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His performances are reverting back to those under previous manager Ronny Deila.

This presents the Hoops boss with a dilemma – how many more bad games will Boyata have before he is dropped. Supporters will be hoping that he doesn’t play in the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, but chances are that Rodgers will select the player.

One of the few criticisms you can aim at the Hoops boss is that he can be too loyal to players who have done well for him in the past, such as Scott Sinclair and Jozo Simunovic, who were both dropped after weeks of poor performances.

Hoops fans will be hoping that it doesn’t take more poor performances from Boyata to take him being dropped from the side.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial

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