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17th Jun, 2018 | 2:41pm

Rodgers has decision to make as record-breaker will be expected to start pivotal Celtic clashes


With Celtic having some players off at the World Cup, Brendan Rodgers will have some selection dilemmas on his hands for the start of the Champions League qualifiers in July.

However, a new selection dilemma has reared its head in the last few days.

The news that the Hoops have smashed their transfer record to sign Odsonne Edouard puts Rodgers in an intriguing position.

When you spend that amount of money you would expect the player to start most of the games the Hoops are involved in.

But, the Bhoys already have a great striker on their books – Moussa Dembele.

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Dembele is still the premier striker at the club, even though Edouard is the man currently in the headlines.

But Rodgers will have to find a solution to his dilemma, and he is unlikely to play both players up-front.

What may happen is that Dembele gets the nod to start the qualifiers, with Edouard on the bench and ready to come on if need be.

If the Hoops are comfortable in a first leg then Edouard might well get the nod to start the second leg, but knowing the Hoops in Europe that is unlikely.

When it comes to the long-term future of the Hoops, you would have to say that Edouard is the man that the Hoops will be building their team around.

But in the short-term, Dembele will still be the man for the Hoops.

In other Celtic news, a Hoops youngster has discussed leaving the club

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