Brendan Rodgers comments on Moussa Dembele situation

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...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has positive words for Moussa Dembele.

Celtic Team Bus arrives , Moussa Dembele walks into Celtic Park before the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round,Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at Celtic Park Stadium...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed to The Glasgow Evening Times that he has spoken to Moussa Dembele.

Dembele has had injury problems this season, but the French striker is fully fit now.

The 21-year-old striker, though, is not guaranteed a place in the Celtic starting lineup due to the current form of Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths has been in stunning form for Celtic this season and has also established himself as the first-choice striker for the Scotland national football team.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic scores his 3rd goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 10, 2016 in Glasgow.

Celtic manager Rodgers has revealed that he has spoken to spoken to Dembele, and has admitted that it is a bit difficult for the former Fulham youngster.

“Moussa got some game-time and I spoke with him at length on Thursday morning,” Rodgers told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“It’s probably been a wee bit difficult for him and that is a boy who has done absolutely everything to get fit.

“This is the balancing act between getting game-time. We just want him available and ready to impact whether from the bench or starting.”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the Culloden Hotel on July 13, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Celtic face Linfield in a...

Dembele is one of the best young strikers in Europe, and one should not be surprised if he re-establishes himself in the Celtic starting lineup as the season progresses.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 20 points from eight matches, level on points with second-placed Aberdeen.

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