Rodgers should use Celtic pre-season tour to experiment with deadly attacking trio
It seems that unless something changes dramatically in the next week, Celtic will leave for their pre-season tour to Austria with the deadly attacking trio of Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele and record-signing Odsonne Edouard in their squad.
Brendan Rodgers will have a job on his hands keeping the trio – all of when reached double figures in goals last season – happy with their game time.
As pre-season is a time for experimentation, Rodgers should use at least one pre-season friendly to play the three players up-front.
Most people know that Rodgers only plays one striker in most games, and has played two strikers on a few occasions, but playing the three together very rarely happens.
Perhaps it would make sense to play Dembele behind Griffiths and Edouard, as he has done very well in the past for the Hoops when getting the ball from midfield and driving forward – the goal against Zenit in the Europa League being a prime example of that.
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It seems very unlikely that Rodgers would ever gamble on playing three men up-front in any of the upcoming Champions League fixtures, as those games are usually far too tense and cagey, unless the Bhoys were chasing the game late on.
But if the three men up-front works in training or in a friendly, perhaps it could be used in a league cup game for example.
It is good management in keeping all three Hoops front-men involved in most games and Rodgers should try out this experiment to keep the front trio on their toes.
In other Celtic news, a Hoops frontman has given the Bhoys a fitness boost