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Brendan Rodgers drops Celtic team selection hint for his first season in charge

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers does not favour a rotational policy.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers has told the Scotsman that he intends to keep Celtic’s line-up stable throughout the season.

One of the big criticisms of Ronny Deila was his tendency to rotate his team around, when there appeared to be little need to do so.

Deila still managed to deliver two consecutive Scottish Premiership titles during his time at Parkhead, but Rodgers says he will favour a different team selection approach.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

“There are managers who have rotated every week,” Rodgers said. “But the point is they got the job done. I prefer to work with smaller squads.

“Sometimes through injury or lack of form it has to change but I will always just pick the best team for the next game. If that means it has to stay the same, it stays the same, if that means it has to change then it has to change.”

Rodgers’ desire to work with smaller squads, suggests that more departures are likely at the Glasgow club this summer.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

Celtic are yet to make a signing since Rodgers took charge, but they have allowed a number of players to depart.

Carlton Cole, Colin Kazim-Richards and Anthony Stokes have all left Celtic in recent times, as Rodgers looks to clear up room for new additions.

Celtic are expected to back Rodgers with funds in the transfer market, to allow him to bring the quality he desires to the squad.

The Bhoys have been linked with moves for the likes of Kolo Toure, Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele in recent times.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conference

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