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Will Grigg focused on Euros while Brendan Rodgers waits to see if he fires

By Graham Luney

Celtic's hopes of netting Will Grigg may take a hit if the red hot striker shows his class at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for the Wigan frontman but the 24-year-old is refusing to be swept away by the speculation as he focuses on Northern Ireland's campaign which starts against Poland in Nice on Sunday.

Grigg, who slammed in 28 goals last season, squeezed into Michael O'Neill's squad ahead of Ross County striker Liam Boyce and impressive performances in France will see the former Brentford man's transfer value rocket.

With a catchy song by fans in his honour going viral, Grigg's popularity has soared and his composed finish against Belarus underlined his finishing prowess.

"There will be speculation but I'm focused on the Euros now," says Grigg.

Rodgers is on the lookout for a new striker after allowing Anthony Stokes to leave the club.

Grigg's strike partner in France, Kyle Lafferty, is hoping to train today for the first time since hobbling away from a training session on Tuesday with a twisted groin.

Meanwhile, Uefa has issued a warning to the Irish FA after players wore branded clothing during open training.

During the session on Tuesday, a designated Uefa open day, players were expected to avoid any sponsor branding.

However, they began the workout wearing standard training shirts before covering them up with Uefa bibs.

A Uefa spokesperson said: "We were satisfied with their explanation but they will be warned to avoid a repeat of this situation."

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