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Chris Sutton calls for Brendan Rodgers to use 4-4-2 at Celtic

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Celtic were embarrassed in Brendan Rodgers' first competitive match in charge.

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Chris Sutton has told the Daily Record that he cannot understand why Brendan Rodgers won’t play 4-4-2 at Celtic.

Rodgers has so far utilised both 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 formations during his initial matches in charge of the Bhoys.

Leigh Griffiths, who scored 40 times last season, has generally been stationed as a right-winger in the system.

And Sutton feels that Celtic are missing a trick by not partnering Griffiths with new signing Moussa Dembele up-front.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

“I’m not convinced about Griffiths out right. He’s a poacher and his best work is in between the posts,” Sutton said.

“I can’t understand what is so wrong about playing an old-fashioned 4-4-2 with wide men and a front partnership.

“Dembele and Griffiths could really complement each other.”

Griffiths has insisted that he does not mind playing wide-right, but he didn’t look at his most effective in Celtic’s first competitive match of the season earlier this week.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

The Bhoys were beaten 1-0 by Lincoln Red Imps in Champions League qualification, with Griffiths failing to show his best in the fixture.

Rodgers seems unlikely to switch to a 4-4-2 formation any time soon, as he has rarely used it throughout his managerial career to date.

Celtic are next in action on Saturday in a friendly match against Wolfsburg, before they face the crucial second leg of their Champions League tie against the Imps on Wednesday.

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