Barry Ferguson suggests what some Celtic players may think after Champions League defeat

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The Hoops suffered an embarrassing loss in the first-leg.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Barry Ferguson has claimed that some Celtic players may now fear that they have played their last game for the club in the wake of their shock Champions League defeat to Lincoln Red Imps, the Daily Record reports.

The Hoops suffered a humiliating 1-0 loss to the champions of Gibraltar in the first-leg of their second qualifying round tie. And while many will expect Brendan Rodgers' men to cruise through to the next stage of the competition, Ferguson has suggested that some of the squad may not get the chance to put things right.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

When speaking about how Rodgers would have reacted to the defeat, Ferguson told the Record: "Don't think for a minute he won't have spoken a few home truths inside that dressing room at half time and 
full time. I would go as far as to say
 there will be players in there who already suspect they may never play for the club again."

Perhaps partly due to his mistake-prone form of last season, Efe Ambrose has shouldered much of the criticism following the result. 

Celtic's Efe Ambrose looks dejected at the end of the matchEfe Ambrose came in for plenty of criticism

But Rodgers selected several players that were on the periphery of Ronny Deila's squad, so those players should have gone into the game looking to prove a point that they deserve more of a chance.

And having failed to rise to what should have been a simple challenge, it could be the likes of James Forrest and Saidy Janko who may be worried about their first-team prospects following the result. 

There is little doubt that the Bhoys need to move some of their squad on this summer, especially in midfield, and Rodgers will surely be using the performance against Lincoln to help him decide who still has a future at Parkhead.

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