Brendan Rodgers reveals plans for fringe players this window

Brendan Rodgers
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says some of the club’s fringe players will be sent out on loan for further improvement and to save their Celtic careers.

Rodgers listed Jack Hendry and Lewis Morgan as well as Youssouf Mulumbu who has failed to make an impact since his arrival in August.

Rodgers told Evening times:

“There is an interest in a number of our players. Some of these boys we will be looking to get them out on loan to get the games. Some of the boys who haven’t travelled with us to Dubai are probably a wee bit closer to getting something sorted.

“Youssouff is at the age where he needs to play really. He came in as a support player to the team but he’s at the age really where he needs to play in the next part of the season so he’ll probably go out on loan.”

Rodgers also believes this isn’t the end of their Celtic careers.

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Rodgers said: “It’s just about time. When you think of Jack coming in a year ago it was a steep learning curve for him, playing under big pressure and big games.

“What he has is potential because there are a lot of really good things to his game and of course when you make mistakes at the big clubs then of course it gets highlighted even more.

“But he was brought in because he had that potential. He’s not 17, 18 so he needs to continue with that learning and learn from the mistakes. Sometimes that’s just about getting games elsewhere. That’s something we’ve spoken about and we’d be keen to do.

“Lewis just joined the club in the last six months. You saw it with Ryan Christie, a perfect example of if you’re not ready now you can go away on a good loan or a couple of loans and when you come back in and you get your opportunity you’ve got to take it.”

“The boys are out here with us, training, and then we’ll see when we get back. I spoke to both of them and they are great guys as well.”