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9th Dec, 2016 | 7:18pm

Celtic fans react on Twitter to axed Dembele v Partick Thistle

By Harvey Byrne

Moussa Dembele dropped to the bench for Celtic in Friday evening’s clash with Partick Thistle – and Hoops fans believe it is the right decision.

The 20-year-old forward has started two matches in the last six days in clashes against Motherwell and Manchester City.

He failed to score in either match and more alarmingly he has scored just the one goal in his last six appearances for the Hoops.

The change has seen front man Leigh Griffiths come back into the team and he will be keen to take the opportunity with both hands.

The 26-year-old Scotland international has played in 19 fixtures this season, scoring nine goals for Brendan Rodgers’ outfit.

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Celtic fans have supported Rodgers’ decision on social media with many believing Dembele is in need of a rest.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Celtic have already suffered elimination from the Champions League group stage, but in the Premiership they are well on course to win their sixth title in a row.

Rodgers’ outfit have won their last eight league matches and sit eight points clear of second placed Rangers, playing three games less.

They will be expecting to beat Partick, who sit joint bottom of the SPL table with 14 points from 15 fixtures.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton believes this Hoops ace will feel like his nose has been put of place this season.