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1st Feb, 2018 | 2:01pm

Rodgers tactical shuffle in Celtic win v Hearts worked a treat, 2017 signing can be crucial player

Lost in all the excitement at Celtic Park as Charly Musonda made his debut on loan from Chelsea against Hearts, was the performance of another loan signing, Odsonne Edouard.
The 20-year-old opened the scoring in the game – which the Hoops eventually won 3-1 – with a fine run and shot after receiving a pass from Moussa Dembele.
It was the first-time that the pair have played as a partnership, as Brendan Rodgers decided to change his system to play two up-front, and it worked a treat as both strikers scored.
The goal was Edouard’s sixth of the season since arriving in the summer from PSG. He has found his game time limited, but that could all change in the coming weeks as he can prove to be a crucial player.
With Leigh Griffiths out for a month with a calf injury, the Bhoys only have two first choice strikers in their squad at the moment.
Normally only one would be needed, but as Rodgers has changed his system both players could have important roles to play in the matches ahead, including the Europa League last 32 clash against Zenit.
If 2017 signing Edouard is able to replicate his performance against Hearts on a regular basis, then it wouldn’t be surprising if Celtic attempted to make the transfer a permanent one at the end of the season.
In other Celtic news, Jack Hendry is delighted to join the Hoops
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