Celtic have faced criticism for signing Charly Musonda on loan from Chelsea in the January transfer window, especially because Brendan Rodgers has barely used the attacker after wrapping up an 18-month loan deal.

Musonda, 21, still has another year left at Parkhead but the decision to sign him has left supporters baffled, especially as he has made just three starts in all competitions since moving to Glasgow.

It’s hard to see how the Belgium Under-21 international would want to continue playing for the Bhoys after the summer transfer window given how fans have rarely seen him play.

Rodgers has left him on the bench for the last five Scottish Premiership fixtures, even though in that run Celtic have been held to two goalless draws.

It’s about time that Rodgers unleashes Musonda, starting against Hamilton on Sunday.

No more appearances off the bench, the Chelsea loanee has to start in the attacking midfield position behind either Moussa Dembele or Leigh Griffiths.

If Musonda is given freedom to play in and around the strikers, he should cause havoc against the Accies at the SuperSeal Stadium and give Rodgers a real selection headache ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers next week.

Celtic’s results have been a bit of a drag lately and Rodgers has to mix things up a bit.

Musonda is exactly the man to get fans off their seats for the final weeks of the season.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops must seal an ambitious summer swoop for this £20,000-a-week Premier League defender who could quit his club.

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