Rodgers faces tough decision on Celtic attacker after Dundee postponement
The weather has once against caused havoc in Scottish football with Celtic’s match against Dundee on Wednesday being postponed, meaning that the injured pair of Marvin Compper and Patrick Roberts were unable to get any playing time.
Whilst Compper looks like a long-shot to feature in the Old Firm derby on the 11th of March, it may well be a different story for Roberts and a tough decision for Brendan Rodgers to make.
The on-loan attacker was a pivotal figure in the Hoops’ 2-0 victory at Ibrox in September, setting up Leigh Griffiths for the Bhoys’ second goal.
Normally Rodgers might not risk a player who hasn’t had much football in such a big game, but with Rangers’ left-back Declan John missing the match and being replaced by Lee Wallace, it’s a gamble Rodgers might take.
Roberts could have a field day on the right wing against Wallace, who hasn’t played since September because of a groin injury.
The Hoops boss will be hoping that the Bhoys’ Scottish Cup match against Morton on Saturday goes ahead, as it would provide Roberts with some valuable game time before the Old Firm game.
If it doesn’t go ahead, it is still worth taking a risk on Roberts as he has the ability to make the difference between victory and defeat.
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