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Brendan Rodgers praises Oliver Burke display for Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on February 6, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Oliver Burke, signed on loan from West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window, played well for Celtic against St Johnstone.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on February 6, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told BBC Sport that West Bromwich Albion-owned winger Oliver Burke was brilliant against St Johnstone this afternoon.

The Hoops got the better of St Johnstone 5-0 at Celtic Park in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Celtic were the better team from start to finish, and did not have any problem in winning the tie and progressing to the next round of the competition.

 

Burke, signed on loan from West Brom in the Championship in England in the January transfer window, started the tie and played for 67 minutes.

The former Nottingham Forest winger set up two of Scott Sinclair’s goals, and Celtic manager Rodgers was impressed.

Rodgers told BBC Sport about Burke: "He’s got huge potential, his running ability, his touch, he’s just getting back to playing football regularly again.

“His run for Scotty’s second is frightening really, that pace - at any level of the game takes people out of it.

“His square ball for it was sublime. His all-round game, he’s getting better, improving.”

6th February 2019, Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Celtic versus Hibernian; Brendan Rodgers Celtic Manager arrives for the game

Revitalised

Burke struggled to make an impact at West Brom, but his loan spell at Celtic is going well at the moment.

According to WhoScored, the 21-year-old has made four starts and three substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Hoops so far this season, scoring three goals in the process.

Oliver Burke of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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