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RODGERS EXPECTS ‘PRETTY RELAXED’ DEADLINE

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BRENDAN RODGERS admits he expects a “pretty relaxed” transfer deadline day, but hopes Celtic “can get some work done” before the window closes at midnight.

The Hoops boss, who saw the champions go six points clear at the top of the Premiership with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone last night, said there would “probably” be some movement both in and out of the club, but that it “won’t be overly busy”.

Rodgers confirmed Maryan Shved is expected to join from Karpaty Lviv and will then be loaned back to the Ukrainian club.

He said he had spoken to the 21-year-old Ukraine winger who was in the Parkhead stand to witness spectacular strikes from Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie give the team their 12th successive league triumph in this campaign.

The Irishman said: “It’s nice for him to come and watch the team and how we play and how he can fit into it in the future. He’s a really good kid and he’s a talent.

“He’ll go back, finish his season with his team and then rejoin us towards the end of the campaign.”

Rodgers revealed that “there’s been an agreement” over Lewis Morgan’s proposed temporary shift to Sunderland, but played down suggestions Bryan Oviedo would move in the other direction.

Speaking of the 22-year-old Scotland international winger, who signed for £300,000 from St Mirren a year ago, Rodgers added: “I’m thinking that he’ll be on his way there to get a good experience.”

 
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