Former Celtic striker Hartson predicts Rodgers will reject Premier League advances

Hearts striker Steven Mac Lean and Celtic's Eboue Kouassi

Hearts striker Steven Mac Lean and Celtic's Eboue Kouassi

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is without a host of firstchoice players tonight as his side take on Red Bull Leipzig.

Sinclair has been a key figure for the Scottish giants since he joined in 2016 and played a major role in the double-treble success, but it's gone downhill dramatically for him in the past few months.

"We've obviously lost two matches against two very good sides away from home, but we've got three points on the board".

And despite his squad limitations, Rodgers is confident his side have enough to forge a result.

Celtic slowly grew in confidence but were made to pay the price for poor defending with half an hour played.

However, it was Celtic who first came close to opening the scoring on a swift break, where Morgan picked out striker Odsonne Edouard who screwed a shot from 12 yards inches wide of the far post.

Combined with their costly defensive lapses, Celtic offered little going forward, and they nearly fell three behind when Jean-Kevin Augustin had a fierce strike tipped onto the post by Craig Gordon after 65 minutes.

Austrian outfit Salzburg top Group B after wins against both teams who face each other in matchday three at the Red Bull Arena tonight.

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The fall of wicket brought in Ambati Rayudu (22 not out) who played sensibly with Rohit and the duo guided India home comfortably. India dominated with the bat throughout the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 while Virat was dismissed for 140.

Rodgers has been quick to downplay Arzani's lack of opportunities to date and most recently said he has been impressed with the teenager's progress.

"It's not just about the domestic league, you are working to qualify for European games and coming away to play big opponents".

"They have had a really good start and we know Hearts is always going to be a hard team to beat", Lustig was quoted as saying by the Herald.

"Having 60,000 at home will be a great opportunity".

"My experience up here of being in the semi-finals have been brilliant, the atmosphere and we have been able to make the final which has been great".

"The way they play, you know it's quite simple football but it's worked really well for them".

Reports last week suggested the Australian could return to Manchester City by the end of the year should he fail to earn minutes with the first-team, a claim Celtic have strongly denied.

"They like to press and build from the back using their wing-backs".

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