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lncredible ability- Rodgers on Celtic new bhoy

Brendan Rodgers was fullsome in his praise for Adam Idah as he looked forward to Wednesday’s match away to Hibs.

It took until the final hour of the transfer window before his arrival was announced but it’s fair to say that Celtic’s new striker has made a big impression on his manager.

During Rodgers’ first spell in charge of Celtic Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard were the strikers that he turned to with Leigh Griffiths mainly a back up option.

Physicality is something that the Irishman likes to see in his forwards, at 6 foot 3 Idah certainly fits the bill, brought on for his debut at Aberdeen on Saturday the on loan striker got about the park well and imposed himself on the home defenders.

Kyogo Furuhashi dropped off to a slightly deeper position, seeing much more of the ball with the signs there that there could be the makings of a partnership.

There wasn’t many positive to take from the draw at Pittodrie but after one 30 minute appearance and a couple of training sessions it seems that the Irish internationalist has made a big impression on the Celtic boss.

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Adam, I’m really excited about. Having seen him play and now seeing him for a few days, working with him and speaking with him – the ability that he has in incredible really.

He has every tool you want to play at the very highest level. Clearly, he’s doing that at international level and it’s been a wee bit hit or miss for him at Norwich.

But when I assess him and see him in training, we see the finishing, we see the speed, we see the touch. I’m excited what he can bring us over the next few months.

Rodgers added:

It gives us options if we want to play one striker up there and leave one on the bench, if we want to play one [up front] and put one in behind, if we want to play two up there with different structures.

After Saturday’s impact Idah looks like starting Wednesday’s match away to Hibs which will bring a different focus to the Celtic side.

In recent matches Luis Palma and Liel Abada have struggled to get to the bye-line to send in the low crosses that Kyogo thrives on.

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