Celtic boss Rodgers praises impact of new signings Burke and Weah

Scottish club’s two most recent signings both score on debut as Bhoys get title defence back on track. 

Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his players following Celtic’s 4-0 win over St. Mirren, which keeps his side on top of the Scottish Premiership table with a one point lead over Kilmarnock with a game in hand.

“It was a very good win for us. I thought that first game back at the weekend was a good performance, and the mark of the best teams is going into their next game, albeit midweek, and perform better. I really enjoyed watching the game and watching how we played,” Rodgers told his post match press conference.

The former Liverpool manager singled out three of his youngest charges for praise, including recent loan signings Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke.

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PSG loanee Weah scored on his debut against Airdrie in the Scottish Cup, and West Brom’s Burke followed up the trick against the Saints in his first game in the green and white hoops.

“It was pleasing for Ollie getting his first goal for the club, Timothy coming on, young Ewan Henderson who I believe is a big talent, he just needs maturation and experience – but you could see with his beautiful pass that allows Timothy to finish. It was really good to watch.

“Ollie is a talent. We’re coaching him, and giving him clarity in what he has to do. But his strength and power is phenomenal, and his touch is good. His job is to create goals and score goals. He assisted at the weekend and he’s got his goals against St Mirren. He’s got many, many great attributes, and it’s just about continuing to work with him, and finding the relationships with his team-mates.”

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