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Celtic boss Rodgers hails Burkes ‘pace and power’ after loan signing

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the pace and power of Oliver Burke, following his loan move from West Bromwich Albion.

The former RB Leipzig winger has arrived at Celtic Park following a frustrating spell in the West Midlands and his new manager is clearly delighted to have him on board.

Burke has long been seen as one of the future stars of Scottish football and will now look to showcase his talents with Rodger’s all conquering Celtic side.

“Oliver broke on to the scene at Nottingham Forest, and I remember watching him in a game and thinking what a talent he was. Then it all went very quickly for him from Forest straight away to Leipzig – to a new country, a new style, a new way of working for him. Then he wasn’t there that long before he came back.’’ Rodgers told celticfc.net.

“I think it’s a very important time for him. He’s only 21, and his key strengths are his pace, his power, and he has an eye for goal.
“Coming into this environment, it’s very much a coaching environment, and in my conversations with him, I’ve found him very keen to learn and he’s very keen to take on that responsibility.

”There are lots of elements of his game that I think we can change a little, which we hope can change a lot for him individually, but will also benefit our team.

“His pace and power is phenomenal, he has a nice touch on the ball, but his key strength is running in behind on to goal. We hope to utilise that, improve his quality and improve his game, and obviously that will help the team.”

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