CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers is considering fielding some of his brightest babes against Partick Thistle at Parkhead tonight.
The Hoops are 11 points clear at the top with two games in hand and the Irishman insists it is important to the development of the youngsters that they are given their first–team chance.He said: “For me, I can have a look at it now and have a look at my squad.
“Are there any younger players I can bring in? My vision here was to win trophies, to play attacking football the Celtic way and to bring young players through.
“So, we will see if there are any young players we can bring in over the next few games.“We have had a number of them train with us and they have done very well.“There is an element of risk with that, but it is my job. This is what building a club is about and creating hope for the youth players.
“If they don’t think they can play then why should you have an academy?“We have to develop players here. It is how I have always worked, putting young players in, but they have to be ready. Not totally ready, of course, but they need to show they can come in and play in the first team.
“That is very important to a big club.”
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