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7th May, 2018 | 12:06pm

Rodgers facing potentially huge problem, prove fatal to Celtic treble hopes

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The hamstring injury suffered by Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard against Hearts on Sunday has come at exactly the wrong time for Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 20-year-old striker, who has been excellent for the Hoops in the last few months, seems likely to miss the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell as a result of the injury, which puts the Hoops in a bit of a problem.

With Leigh Griffiths also currently unfit, Rodgers only has one fit striker currently available for the cup final, which takes place in under two weeks time – Moussa Dembele.

And the problem with Dembele is that he is only just back from an injury which kept him out, and he has suffered a variety of injuries over the last year.

If Dembele got injured before the cup final it could be a fatal blow to the Hoops’ chances of completing a double treble, so he should not be involved in any of the two league games before the cup final.

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The likes of Scott Sinclair or James Forrest are more than capable of filling in up-front, they have scored 37 goals between them this season, and the games against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen are meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

Rodgers doesn’t like resting players, we saw this in the strength of the team he picked to face Hearts, but for the good of the team, he must rest Dembele.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops should still sign Edouard despite his injury 

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