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Brendan Rodgers admits he's been unfair to Celtic's Odsonne Edouard

General photo of Celtic FC Manager Brendan Rodgers at Easter Road Stadium before the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on December 16, 2018 in...

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has struggled for form recently at Parkhead, but Brendan Rodgers has had to keep picking him.

General photo of Celtic FC Manager Brendan Rodgers at Easter Road Stadium before the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on December 16, 2018 in...

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted to BBC Sport that his team selections have not been fair on Odsonne Edouard.

Celtic have had very little choice back to pick Edouard of late, with the striker not getting a break.

 

Edouard’s form has suffered as a result of his prolonged run in Celtic’s side.

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And Rodgers admits that the Bhoys simply must sign a striker in January to take the burden off Edouard’s shoulders.

"I think it is unfair on Odsonne, he's had to play in so many games," Rodgers said.

"As a 20-year-old I would have loved to have taken him out but, because of necessity, he has had to play.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic in action during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"It is unfortunate for him he hasn't had the support around him to absorb that but it is certainly something we need to look at in January.

"When we had Leigh and Odsonne we were definitely in the market for another one, because of the number of games we play.”

Edouard was in particularly poor form in Celtic’s last match, as they lost to Hibernian at the weekend.

The Frenchman rarely threatened Hibs’ defence, as Celtic crashed to a 2-0 defeat.

The Bhoys don’t have another senior forward currently available to them, so Edouard may be forced to play through his poor form.

Celtic are next in action on Wednesday against Motherwell, when Edouard may be required to start again.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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