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RODGERS PREDICTS BIG FUTURE FOR GIANT AJER

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CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers predicts a big future for 6ft 5in Norwegian Kristoffer Ajer.

The converted central defender came into the first team four games ago following the 4-0 slump against Hearts at Tynecastle.

Since then, the Hoops have kept four successive clean sheets in the wins over Partick Thistle, Aberdeen, Dundee and the goalless draw against Sevco Rangers at Parkhead.

Rodgers was delighted with the youngster’s performance and said: “I thought Kristoffer was very good.

“As a 19-year-old boy, I thought he was outstanding.

“You think of the young players in our team and I thought they coped very well.

“Kristoffer has come into the team and shown his calmness in the way he passes the ball.

“He’s been working on his defending and you could see how he coped with the ball in the air.

“I thought he was excellent.”

Ajer arrived at Parkhead as a midfielder from his homeland outfit FK Start after agreeing a deal in February 2016 and is under contract

until May 2020.

He cost a bargain £550,000, but his value has soared following last season’s loan spell at Kilmarnock.

This looks like being a massive year for the skyscraping performer.

 
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