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Brendan Rodgers is likely to be cautious to some extent with who he decided to start for Celtic in their Scottish Cup semi-final clash versus Rangers.

Whilst some fans would no doubt love the Hoops to go for broke and play two strikers, with the Bhoys treble dreams on the line Rodgers will more than likely play a lone striker.

That striker is likely to be Moussa Dembele, who terrorised the Gers defence when the teams played at Ibrox last month and the Hoops won 3-2.

Even though the Hoops will play one striker, it’s not like the team will become ultra defensive, as the likes of Patrick Roberts, Scott Sinclair and James Forrest are all likely to be involved at one time.

Interestingly, when the teams played in the semi-final last season, the Hoops did play two strikers, with Dembele supported by Leigh Griffiths, but the experiment was curtailed when the Frenchman was forced off with a first-half injury.

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The difference between then and now is that the Hoops were in much better form last season and could gamble with squad selections like that, in the knowledge that they would more than likely pay off.

This season is a different story, as despite being on the verge of the treble the Bhoys haven’t played anywhere near as well as they did last season.

As a result of that, Rodgers is likely to be cautious, but the Hoops should still have more than enough of an attacking threat on the pitch to win the game.

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