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Rodgers- It’s a concern

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Brendan Rodgers faces an anxious wait over the fitness of Odsonne Edouard.

The striker- the last one available at the club- was substituted 38 minutes into the 3-0 win over Motherwell and is a major doubt for Saturday’s match against Dundee.

Edouard suffered an abductor injury with Rodgers concerned about the number of games that the 20-year-old has been involved in.

Next week’s matches at Pittodrie and Ibrox will be critical for Celtic going into the new year as league leaders.

We’ll see how Odsonne is – it’s a concern when you lose any player,” Rodgers told The Sun. “He just felt a tightness round his abductor and it’s probably a bit of fatigue.

“We’ll assess that in the next 24 hours. It’s where we’re at and there’s not a great deal we can do.

It’s been unfortunate for Odsonne because he’s had to play a lot more games than I’d have wanted him to.

“He’s been the only real striker but we have others who can fill in. Hopefully he’ll be okay.”

Edouard has started 14 of Celtic’s last 15 matches and came on as a substitute in the other game- away to Motherwell a fortnight ago.

On the back of losing 5-1 at Aberdeen on Tuesday night Aberdeen shouldn’t pose the toughest test to Celtic’s 100% home record allowing Edouard to sit the match out.

Mikey Johnston and Lewis Morgan stepped in for Edouard last night as Celtic won 3-0 to go a point clear at the top of the SPFL table with a game in hand over the Ibrox club.

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