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RODGERS IN EDOUARD SWEAT

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CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers will discover today if Odsonne Edouard will be ruled out for the remainder of the year.

The French striker limped off during the first-half of the Hoops’ 3-0 win over Motherwell that shot them back to the Premiership pinnacle, as CQN reported last night.

Rodgers will have to sweat before he is told the extent of Edouard’s injury which could rule him out of the Festive triple-header of matches against Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday, Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Boxing Day and Rangers at Ibrox three days later.

With Leigh Griffiths on the sidelines due to personal issues, the £10million frontman is the champions’ solitary recognised attack leader.

The Hoops boss said: “He just felt a tightness round his abductor, so we’ll assess that in the next 24 hours.

“It’s where we’re at and there’s not a great deal we can do.

“It’s been unfortunate for Odsonne. He’s had to play a lot more games than I’d have wanted him to because he’s been the only real striker.

“When you lose any player it’s a concern, but he’s played a lot of games and we’ve not been able to rest him, so it’s probably a little bit of fatigue,

“We have others who can fill in and we’ll always come up with a team we think can get a result, but, hopefully, he’ll be okay.”

Goals from comeback Bhoy Anthony Ralston, making his first appearance of the season, Scott Sinclair (pen) and Mikey Johnston fired the Hoops back to the top of the table while Steven Gerrard’s side drew 0-0 with Hibs at Easter Road.

Celtic are a point ahead of the Govan outfit with a game in hand.

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