Celtic should give Edouard a chance against Motherwell

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers  celebrates at full time during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic face Motherwell for the second time in just four days on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic smiles during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group C match against Borussia Moenchengladbach at Lennoxtown Training...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers must think of ways to keep his Hoops side unpredictable to Motherwell this week as the Hoops face the Well three times within a week.

The Scottish champions beat the likes of Louis Moult, Ryan Bowman and Chris Cadden in the Betfred Cup final on Sunday afternoon, controversially earning a 2-0 win after Scott Sinclair earned a penalty in the second half.

Referee Craig Thomson sent Cedric Kipre off for the foul, with Moussa Dembele scoring the resulting penalty and The Well will want to exact revenge. Rodgers can prevent such an occurrence by keeping his Celtic side fresh.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and Manchester City FC at Celtic Park on September...

Dembele started on Sunday, but he has been ruled out of Wednesday night's clash leaving Rodgers with a decision to make.

That should convince Rodgers to start with a different attacking vocal point, and he could be tempted to give Paris Saint-Germain loanee Osdonne Edouard a chance to shine after being frozen out of the first team.

The 19-year-old last featured for Celtic on September 30, and has scored one goal in five games. Although a disappointing rate of return, Edouard has started just two of those, as well as adding three assists in Glasgow's green and white.

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (L) speaks with Celtic's French midfielder Odsonne  Edouard (R) at the start of a training session at their Lennoxtown facility, north of...

Edouard's explosive speed and close dribbling skill can even allow him to play out wide, which would still see him trouble the Well's defence as Rodgers continues to implement a free-flowing, expressive style of attack.

But with his loan beginning to go to waste, surely Rodgers should give the 13-time France Under-19 international to show off his pace and trickery, as well as his unwavering eye for goal, to keep Motherwell's defenders on their toes?

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