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Senior crisis provides Rodgers with massive headache ahead of crucial Celtic fixtures

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the injuries that are currently blighting his Celtic squad means that he will pick the strongest team available to face Partick Thistle.
The Bhoys are currently without the likes of Dedryck Boyata, Leigh Griffiths, Craig Gordon, Mikael Lustig, Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts as they prepare for a crucial couple of weeks ahead.
The Hoops face their Glasgow rivals in the Scottish Cup on Saturday, before facing Zenit in the first leg of the Europa League tie on Thursday.
Now Rodgers has confirmed he is planning to treat the Scottish Cup game as important as the European fixture, as he as no choice as he cannot afford to rest any players.
“We want to put a strong team out and I’m always confident that whatever team I put out will get the result,” he said, as quoted by Celtic’s official website.
“There isn’t any rotation we need to think about. It’s just about picking the team to win the game.
“It’s just been one of these seasons where we’ve had a lot of injuries this year and a lot of bad luck, but whatever team we put out will look to win the game.”
The Hoops are looking to bounce back from defeat in their last match, which saw them go down 1-0 to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
Changes will need to be made from the side which started against Kilmarnock for the Partick game, as Boyata is out and Jack Hendry is ineligible.
The Bhoys are defending the Scottish Cup they won in dramatic fashion against Aberdeen last season, and are only four games away from winning a second consecutive domestic treble, a feat which would be unprecedented in Scottish football.
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