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Rodgers sings praises of new winger Hayes

 

By Jack Allen

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the impact of new signing Jonny Hayes.

The Irish winger won a penalty against Rapid Vienna on Saturday, to allow Moussa Dembele to net for a 1-1 friendly draw.

And Rodgers is excited by the former Aberdeen player's potential to help his side. "He made an incredible run from deep to get onto the ball and then go and create the penalty," Rodgers said.

"That's what Jonny can do. He can take you up the pitch.

"I like players with that very fast profile in the wide areas as he can go from one end of the pitch to the other very quickly.

"He has that ability to go inside and outside and I thought he was excellent when he came on. He looked a real threat, worked hard defensively and he's always an outlet with his quality."

√Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Rangers after objects were allegedly thrown during their return to European football on Thursday.

After a six-year absence from continental competitions, the Gers secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League first qualifying round at Ibrox.

Rangers fan group Club 1872 released a statement claiming it had been informed Rangers were cited to the governing body because some supporters in the Broomloan Stand threw scrunched-up balls of paper onto the pitch.

The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will rule on the case this Friday.

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