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Edouard is one of the brightest prospects I've seen, says Celtic boss Rodgers

 

By Andy Newport

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has described Old Firm 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 home to earn 10-man Celtic a 3-2 win over Rangers.

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.

Rodgers said: "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. 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, touch, his all-round play. He has made himself a hero with the Celtic supporters."

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has urged his players to silence the critics and ensure their setback does not derail their recent improvement.

He said: "I said to the players, every man and his dog will be telling us everything we did wrong and the players aren't good enough and loads of stuff from the outside coming in.

"We have to be strong and go on another run again and prove those people wrong."

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