Odsonne Edouard one of the best I’ve worked with, says Brendan Rodgers

Odsonne Edouard netted the winner for Celtic in the five-goal thriller. Picture: PA
Odsonne Edouard netted the winner for Celtic in the five-goal thriller. Picture: PA
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has described derby hero Odsonne Edouard as one of the best young players he has worked with.

The on-loan Paris St Germain striker netted a brilliant winner at Ibrox on Sunday two minutes after coming off the bench.

The 20-year-old France youth international found space on the left before cutting in and curling the ball inside the far post to earn 10-man Celtic a 3-2 victory over Rangers.

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Edouard has now scored eight goals for Celtic in nine starts and 14 substitute appearances and has proved a more-than-able deputy for Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths, the latter of whom watched from the stands through injury.

Rodgers told Celtic TV: “It was a brilliant finish. We were able to exploit the space in behind. He shows great feet and he is a big, big talent, the boy.

“He hasn’t had a regular run but when he has played, look at his goals to games ratio.

“He is one of the best young players I have worked with - his movement, his touch, his all-round play.

“He has made himself a hero with the Celtic supporters, which is great for him.”

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