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13th May, 2018 | 6:30am

Rodgers must resolve his biggest failing if Celtic are to take the next step in Europe


If Celtic are to become regulars in the Champions League group stages, and make sure they don’t get regular hammerings when they get there, then Brendan Rodgers must solve his biggest failing so far as Hoops manager.

When it comes to his record of signing players, it is starting to look like Rodgers has more misses than hits.

The likes of Moussa Dembele, Olivier Ntcham Kolo Toure, Scott Bain and Scott Sinclair – to an extent – can be regarded as successes, who have enhanced the Hoops side and help to produce some of the best results of Rodgers’ time in Glasgow.

However, the likes of Cristian Gamboa, Dorus de Vries, and more recently the January signings of Marvin Compper and Charly Musonda have been poor captures.

Rodgers has done a sensational job so far for the Hoops, and if they win the Scottish Cup Final next week he will have won two domestic trebles in a row, a feat unmatched in Scottish football.

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But looking at the bigger picture – and where the most money is – the Hoops need to improve their Champions League performances.

The days of conceding seven goals should be all over, and to help this happen Rodgers has to make some good signings in the summer.

Expensive flops cannot be tolerated any longer if the Bhoys want to make their mark in the Champions League next season.

In other Celtic news, Craig Gordon should be sold in the summer

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