BRENDAN RODGERS insists he will not rush into the transfer market to sign a new striker.

He could be without hamstring victim Moussa Dembele against Rosenborg in the Champions League qualifier at Parkhead tonight.

Fellow-frontman Leigh Griffiths is already sidelined after picking up a one-game ban from UEFA.

But the Celtic boss said: “You have to be careful in the make-up of your squad.

“If you have got two highly-strung strikers who are fighting for a position and then you add a third one to the mix, it can actually work against you.

“Some will say you can’t have too many good players, but I think you can. It can give you a problem you don’t need.

“It’s just unfortunate if two get injured, so we’ll see. We’ll make do and take it from there.”

Rodgers added: “We could be going into the game without our two main strikers, but I did a number of things last year.

“I played Scott Sinclair up front, it didn’t work, so I had to change it.

“I played Patrick Roberts up there, who was brilliant, and some may not have noticed that in the Partick Thistle game for the last half hour, I played Tom Rogic up there.”

It looks as though the Aussie international is favourite to take the role this evening.

Episode 5 of The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind comes hot on the heels of one of the club’s most controversial European ties in recent memory.

* What now for the Green Brigade?
* Dedryck Boyata – Are reinforcements on route?
* Virgil van Dijk – The windfall cometh;
* Farewell to Emilio Izaguirre.

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