Is this the future for Celtic? Rodgers hands youngsters senior opportunity
By Amir Mir
New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has unleashed three youngsters upon his pre-season training camp in Slovenia.
As reported by VideoCelts, the trio of Jamie Lindsay, Anthony Ralston and Jamie McCart will be given the chance to show their talents to Rodgers in a four-match training camp.
The Northern Irishman is keen to see what the Celtic youngsters have to offer with only Ralston making a first team appearance against St Johsntone in the recently completed domestic season.
Lindsay and Ralston plied their trade in the Scottish Championship and League One respectively, while McCart was an integral figure at the heart of the Celtic defence which clinched the development league without losing a game.
Rodgers focused on developing the Scottish youngsters, not just for Celtic, but improving upon the work national team manager Gordon Strachan has done.
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“You have an outstanding national team manager in Gordon Strachan, who can develop the players he has coached with Mark McGee,” said Rodgers
“These are guys who will give every chance for the youngsters to develop. Kieran is the perfect example of that, but I look at other guys too.”
The former Liverpool manager insists the training sessions were of high quality and a huge learning curve for the Scottish youngsters.
“There was two training sessions I put on at the very top level of the game. So it is still very early and it is not all about the talent.” said Rodgers.
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