Chris Sutton’s response to Brendan Rodgers comments about Stuart Armstrong

Brendan Rodgers Celtic Manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round,First Leg match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...

Linked-away Celtic star Stuart Armstrong did not start against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership on Friday evening.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told The Daily Record that the future of Stuart Armstrong needs to be resolved soon.

Armstrong did not start for Celtic against Partick Thistle away from home at the Firhill Stadium in the Scottish Premiership on Friday evening.

The 25-year-old midfielder came on as a substitute in the 78th minute, as the Glasgow giants won 1-0 to maintain their strong start to the season.

The Scotland international played brilliantly last season, but the midfielder has struggled to recapture that form so far this campaign.

Stuart Armstrong of Celtic takes on Ryan Jack of Aberdeen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Armstrong has been linked with moves away from Celtic Park in the summer transfer window, with Premier League clubs Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Everton interested in him, according to The Express.

The former Dundee United midfielder has been on the books of Celtic since February 2015 and has a contract with the Hoops until the end of the 2017-18 campaign, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Manager Rodgers has stated that Armstrong’s future needs to be resolved soon one way or the other, with former Celtic striker Chris Sutton agreeing with him on social networking site Twitter.

“Stuart’s position will be sorted one way or another,” Rodgers told The Daily Record. “He was terrific last season and unfortunately, this is effecting his game. It needs to be resolved one way or another."

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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