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10th Aug, 2016 | 11:07pm

Celtic star hails Brendan Rodgers' impact on the club

By Harvey Byrne

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has hailed new manager Brendan Rodgers following the club’s 5-0 victory against Motherwell on Wednesday.

The Australia international bagged two goals in the club’s emphatic victory in the Scottish League cup after he signed a new deal with the Hoops on Tuesday.

New signings Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair made up the scoring, with the former also bagging two goals.

Rogic has been quick to hail the impact that the former Liverpool boss has made at the Scottish giants, and on him personally.

“A lot. The whole environment is positive,” said Rogic, quoted by the club’s Twitter page.

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“Working with him, I, along with the other players in the team, feel he can get the best out of us.”

“He’s enjoyable to working with him and I’m looking forward to working under him in the future.”

The 23-year-old midfielder joined Celtic from Australian side Central Coast Mariners in 2013.

The youngster has gone on to star in 56 encounters for Celtic during his three-year stay at the club. This includes 39 appearances last season, with a return of ten goals and seven assists from his attacking midfield position.

Rodgers joined Celtic after being sacked by Liverpool last October.

The Northern Irish boss has strengthened the Hoops with the signings of Dembele, Sinclair, Kolo Toure, PJ Crossan and Kristoffer Ajer this summer as he faces the task of winning the Scottish Premiership with fierce rivals Rangers returning to the top-flight.

In other Celtic team news, assistant manager John Kennedy has indicated that Patrick Roberts may play a part in the Bhoys next Champions League encounter.