Rodgers reveals he may try to sign a striker for Astana tie


Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley continued adding to his reputation on Friday night by "mooning" the Celtic players as they took part in their pre-match huddle. I thought Rosenborg were a very good team, good structure, they make you work, play a really good style of football and have some unsafe players.

He said: 'I have to look at the striker position because I want to go with two and have a young third one.

"There were moments when we played well but we could have been better".

But Rodgers admitted: "I don't think any of our players are 100 per cent".

"Astana have a little less structure but have other individual qualities in their players".

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While Celtic controlled large parts of the game during a routine 1-0 win, the English Premier League was kicking off with a seven-goal thriller between Arsenal and Leicester City. Twumasi is a boy who is fast, direct, dynamic.

"The big striker up front is a handful with his size, awkwardness". It won't be won on Wednesday; it will be over the course of two games. I don't get a sense from him other than he's in a good place, in a happy place.

"I hope nerves are not a factor, I don't think it will be". He genuinely actually loves playing for the club and there are very few players like that nowadays. Sometimes there is a wee bit of anxiety in the crowd, of course, when you are so close.

Craig Gordon must keep his place in goal behind a back four of Kieran Tierney, Nir Bitton, Jozo Simunovic and Ralston. There is a different feel when you play for the club you support. I think we had that in the last round as well, everyone talked about the pressure of going out to Rosenborg, then we made 750-odd passes in the game, were unsafe and played with really good composure.

"Listen, there may come a time when you are that good and you are young, with so much potential, there is always that danger [of a bid] but we will cross that bridge when it comes to it".